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Category: Alliance Blog

The Peabody Essex Museum’s Climate + Environment Initiative Seeks to Create a Different Climate Future

Category: Alliance Blog
As the director of an interactive art and nature space, I’ve included climate change as a topic in many shows and programs over the years. But until recently, I had convinced myself that …

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 …

Microclimates: A Greener Future for Collection Care

Category: Alliance Blog
There are many options available for museums to address climate action and become more sustainable, but recent work at two institutions has highlighted the value in one particular method: …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Toxic Philanthropy

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
We live in a time in which the public is hyper sensitive to the ethics of where money comes from, and where it goes. As I observed in TrendsWatch 2015, nonprofits don’t get a free pass in …

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

Category: Museum Magazine
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 …

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 …

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