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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 …

Curatorial Chatbot: an experiment with AI at the Nasher Museum of Art

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
CFM has explored museum applications of artificial intelligence (AI) since 2017, notably business analytics, customer service, collections data analysis, and provenance research. Today on …

How the Delaware Art Museum is Centering Community Voices in Interpretive Planning

Category: Alliance Blog
In 2018, the Delaware Art Museum (DelArt) began a radically inclusive approach to reinstallation planning, integrating community voices at every stage through focus groups, iterative …

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 …

Agents Of Change: How IMPs Can Inspire & Partner With Their Clients

Category: On-Demand Programs: Career Management
 Handout of additional resources Slides from webinar What does it take to mobilize institutions to question their role in society, shift their culture, and better serve their communities? …

Collecting Girlhood: Why the new activist museum is virtual

Category: Alliance Blog
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 …

“Wait, What? Toddlers in an Art Museum?”

Category: Alliance Blog
Caitlin Mock Wilson, a mother of two young children and a Clyfford Still Museum (CSM) member, often went to museums with her parents as a young child. When she had her own children, she …

Food Forward: Eat and drink trends in museums

Category: Museum Magazine
This article originally appeared in the May/June 2015 edition of the Museum magazine. Museums today are leveraging eating, drinking and tasting in new ways for visitors. Institutions …

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 …

Futurist Friday: Coming this Fall, the First Cyborg Olympics

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
One of the themes I explore in TrendsWatch 2016 is the blurring boundaries between ability, disability and augmented ability. We are experiencing a surge in “assistive …

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