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Museums Can Change the World: Improving the Nation’s Health

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
A projection for the U.S., by 2030: Obesity prevalence will rise to ~50% in men between 45% and 52% in women. There will be: 7.8 million extra cases of diabetes; 6.8 million more cases …

How Can Museums Empower Communities? TACA Perforum

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
Last month I had the honor of speaking on a panel organized by The Arts Community Alliance (TACA) in Dallas, hosted by the Nasher Sculpture Center. Every year TACA brings together speakers …

Seeing Paris—and the World—through Small Museums

Category: Small Museums
A few months ago, a museum exhibition sparked a thought in my mind that I haven’t stopped thinking about ever since. I was walking aimlessly around Paris and had just wandered into Le Musée …

Law & Ethics Can We Believe In Change?

Category: Ethics
This article originally appeared in the March/April 2009 issue of Museum magazine, a benefit of AAM membership. Q: I am executive director of a small history museum. Our board of directors …

Meet Marabou! The furry, friendly creature reimagining the museum

Category: Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion
When you visit a museum, do you feel empowered? Do you feel like you have authority and control of your experience? That’s why Marabou is here: to remind us that we all have agency in our …

Excellence in Label Writing-Awards

Category: Alliance Blog

The Museum Sector and the Paris Agreement

Category: Alliance Blog
Sarah Sutton is principal of Sustainable Museums, a museum consultancy. She is also a member of the PIC-Green Professional Network. The very day President Donald Trump announced that the …

Collecting Girlhood: Why the new activist museum is virtual

Category: About Museums
The assumption that museums must be permanent buildings with physical collections is no longer sustainable. With decreased funding, increased competition, and the burden of care, museums …

Museums and Personalized Learning

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
Technology is fueling personalization of products, services, communications and experiences. We explored some of the implications of this trend in TrendsWatch 2015, but the impact and …

Natural History Museums as Superman’s Crystal Palace

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
Today, guest blogger Henry McGhie (seen below), Head of Collections and Curator of Zoology at the Manchester Museum, shares his thoughts on how museums can empower visitors to become …

Museum Design 2034: Perpetual Beta

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
I blogged last week about how futurists write stories of the future based on trends we can observe now. This helps people explore what their lives, and their organizations, might look like …

SWF ISO Museum Position

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
This week’s guest post is an interview with future museum professional Paige LaCour, student in museum management at Northwestern University School of Continuing Studies and volunteer at …

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