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Feeding the Spirit: Museums, Food and Community

Explore how museums can promote food literacy, make their food services healthy and sustainable, and use food to build audience and strengthen community connections. On Oct. 13, 2011, CFM …

Catching up with Jeannette Ickovics: 2011 Feeding the Spirit Keynote Speaker

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
Can a museum win the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Childhood Obesity Challenge? With your help, maybe yes. Read on. Last winter, Jeannette Ickovics from the Yale School of Public Health …

Feeding the Spirit Symposium: A Fresh Frame of Reference for Museums-Community-Food

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
This guest post is by David R. Curry, a member of the CFM Council.  As someone who has refined a set of strategies to survive symposiums and conferences (which all too often seem like …

How a Cookbook Can Help Your Museum Engage with Food

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
I hope you’re planning to join us for the free Feeding the Spirit webinar, Friday, Feb. 17, 1:45-5 p.m. (ET). To help you plan your discussions before, during or after the webcast (as well …

Food: A Recipe for Successful Museums

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
I hope you’re planning to get together with colleagues to share “Feeding the Spirit: Museums, Food & Community,” CFM’s free webinar on Feb. 17, and explore food literacy, values-based …

Museum Food Services: Serving up our Missions and Eating our Words

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
What do visitors eat, when they come to your museum, and what messages do they take away from the experience? We’ve devoted many posts on this blog, over the past year, to celebrating how …

Kickstarting a New Museum: MOFAD

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
How can a museum fully integrate food into the whole museum experience—not just the cafeteria or restaurant, but collections, exhibits and programming as well? How would a museum designed, …

At the Phillips, Just Take the Stairs

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
Today’s guest video is introduced by Dorothy Kosinski, director of The Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C. For me, the future of museums has a lot to do with supporting an overall sense …

Projects and Reports

Reports TrendsWatch CFM’s annual TrendsWatch report explores emerging trends of great significance to museums. Museums and Creative Aging: A Healthful Partnership This landmark report …

Introducing Food Day!

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
Today’s guest post is by Carolina Sánchez-Hervás, Food Day assistant coordinator at the Center for Science in the Public Interest, a nonprofit watchdog group that advocates for nutrition …

Museums Can Save the World: Tackling Food Deserts

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
Take a look at DC’s food deserts: The pink areas are food deserts. In D.C., they are all located in Wards 5, 7 and 8.Image is from DCentric Pretty scary, yes? All those swathes of pink are …

Is a Farmers Market Right for You?

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
Today’s guest post is by “Chef” Betty Brewer, president & CEO, of Minnetrista, in Muncie, Ind. Lessons from Minnestrista’s hugely successful farmers market can help you assess whether a …

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