Last Friday I read a thought-provoking post from Jasper Visser about the use of alternative workspaces. “Why not work a couple of days each week from a bar, incubator or creative hotspot?” Jasper asked. “I’m sure you will achieve more, be more creative and probably be on the receiving end of more opportunities.”
Which leads me to my brief musing of the day. Flip Jasper’s thought: consider the Newsroom Café, and think about how museums might provide workspaces for the public. Not only would it cultivate the image of museums as convivial third place, it would provide a venue for interaction with creative people looking for opportunities to contribute. What if the museum posted its current challenges (strategic, financial, technological, logistic) and invited the peripatetic workers to weigh in? It could lead to some beautiful, and mutually beneficial, relationships.