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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 …

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 …

Trust Me, I’m a Museum

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
Back in 2001 AAM sponsored a survey which showed that 87% of respondents viewed museums as “one of the most trustworthy sources of objective information.” We cited that figure a …

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 …

A Game for (Future) Good: FutureCoast

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
The first trend CFM tackled, with the help of futurist and games-designer Dr. Jane McGonigal, was the rise of “gaming for good” and the potential for games-design to make museum experiences …

Announcing Education Future Fiction Challenge Winners

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
Hi, Sylvea here… In late January the we invited museum professionals, educators, futurists, education policy advocates, and community allies to contribute their vision of an …

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 …

Creating the New

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
How many of you know of dysfunctional relationships between universities and museums? Hark–I hear a forest of hands rise across the land. Too often colleges and universities fail to …

Who’s afraid of the “majority minority” future?

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
I am not entirely comfortable with the fact that I’m looked to as something of a “thought leader’ in the museum field. I think of my writing, here on the blog or in CFM reports such as …

Introducing the TrendsWatch 2018 Scenarios

Category: Future Forecasting
Why Tell Stories About the Future? Plans based on one anticipated future are brittle: they are prone to failure if the underlying assumptions turn out to be wrong. Many a strategic plan has …

You Get What You Measure

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
Two watch words often thrown about regarding the future of museums are “transparency” and “accountability.” The former is getting easier and easier to achieve—what excuse is there, really, …

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