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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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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, …

Seeds Of Change: Museums tap food trends, reap rewards.

Category: Environmental Sustainability
This article originally appeared in the September/October 2011 edition of Museum magazine. Considering all the signs that read “No food or drinks allowed,” most museum visitors …