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A Futures Approach to Museum Planning

Nothing gives me greater joy than learning how the futurist materials created by CFM have helped museums and museum people in their work. Today on the blog, Ty Smith and Jeremy Taylor tell …

Opportunities for Museums to Lead for the Future of Learning

When the Alliance launched the Center of the Future of Museums a decade ago, museum people told us loud and clear that they wanted us to explore the future of education as part of our work. …

Exploring a Fragmented Future

The second installment of TrendsWatch 2018’s scenarios of 2040 is now up on the web for discussion and comment! Fragmentation is woven from some of the anxieties shared by museum people …

Cultivating Lifelong Appreciation

This article originally appeared in the March/April 2018 issue of Museum magazine. A look at teen programs that are preparing the next generation of museum visitors, staff, and supporters …

Failing Towards Success

This excerpt from TrendsWatch 2017 originally appeared in the March/April 2017 issue of Museum magazine. “If you’re creating things, you’re doing things that have a high …

Future Fiction Challenge Winner!

This article originally appeared in the September/October 2016 issue of Museum magazine. Albert Camus once said, “Fiction is the lie through which we tell the truth.” Good futurist fiction …

Building the Future of Education

In September 2013, over four dozen educational policy experts, practitioners, funders, education innovators, reformers, student activists and others shaping the conversation about U.S. …

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Museum Colleague Shoutouts for 2023

Category: Alliance Blog
Last month we asked readers of our Field Notes newsletter to share their shoutouts for outstanding museum colleagues in honor of the new year. Here were some of the responses they shared: …

Chatting About Museums with ChatGPT

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
Two months ago, the research and development lab OpenAI released ChatGPT, an interactive “chatbot” powered by artificial intelligence. Chatbots aren’t new (I’ve been writing about …

Different by Design: A New, Inclusive Framework for Accessible Museum Exhibitions

Category: Alliance Blog
In January 2020, I authored a post for the Alliance Blog about speechless: different by design, an exhibition that I curated for the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) and the High Museum of Art in …

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