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Ally Membership Dues

Ally memberships are based on staff size: Generally, full-time staff (paid or unpaid); include part-time or seasonal staff (paid or unpaid) if you want to extend benefits to them. Staff …

Gearing up to Explore the Museum of Tomorrow

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
We are in full annual meeting prep mode here at AAM, getting ready to offer you a great experience in Houston. Since this year the whole meeting pretty much revolves around the future, CFM …

Museum Membership Dues

Dues for Tier 2 and Tier 3 Museum membership dues are based on the number of full time staff with museum responsibilities employed at your museum. Tier 1 Museum membership is a …

Futurist Friday: Past Visions of the Future

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
Meet Matt Novak. Matt is a self-identified “accidental expert” on past visions of the future, and oversees the Paleofuture blog—an online archive of materials related to retro-futurism. …

The Sneaky Nature of Change

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
This is part three in a series of short essays exploring the basics of Futures Studies and how they can be applied to the museum field. Find the whole series by clicking on “Futures Studies …

Futurist Friday: Exploring the Cone of Plausibility

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
Clarke’s Third Law: Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. —Arthur C. Clarke, “Profiles of The Future”, 1961 Today’s recommendation: read this …

Futurist Friday: Alt History & Alt Futures

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
Ever wonder how the present would be different, if some some key event in our past had torqued just enough to propel us into a different sector of the Cone of Plausibility? Exploring such …

Where Might the Boston PILOT lead us?

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
When I leading forecasting exercises, helping people to question assumptions and imagine alternate futures, one scenario that participants repeatedly create is one in which museums no …

Shaping the First 100 Days

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
I hope you read my colleague Gail’s Tuesday post encouraging museumers to participate in the upcoming Museums Advocacy Day(February 27-18). And in a nice bit of timing, the first episode of …

Futurist Friday: IBM Watson Applies for Membership in the Oxford Union

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
OK, I made that headline up. Oxford isn’t really in the position of having to decide whether to accept a computer program as a member of its prestigious debating society. (For one …

Museum Eras*—Creativaceous, CarbonNeutraliferous, Developonian?

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
My last posts on “Futurism 101” talked about the sneaky nature of change, and the constant need to scan for signs of change that is creeping up or waiting to spring upon us. This post …

Community Engagement

The Alliance has compiled this set of community engagement resources from amongst its own offerings as well as those throughout the nonprofit and museum sector. Alliance Resources Making …

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