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The Next Frontier of Museum Ethics

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
Here at CFM, we’re wrapping up Round Three of Forecasting the Future of Museum Ethics. The survey closes Dec. 9 (there’s a link below if you still haven’t participated) and I can hardly …

Digesting the Future of Museum Ethics

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
I’m suffering from a bad case of “be careful what you wish for.” The Forecasting the Future of Museum Ethics project that CFM has been running with the Institute of Museum Ethics at Seton …

Glimpses of the Ethical Future

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
Today’s guest post is by Sally Yerkovich, director of the Institute of Museum Ethics at Seton Hall University and instigator of the Forecast on the Future of Museum Ethics. You can catch up …

What are Ethics? A Brief Essay in Plain English

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
This essay introduces Round Two of the Forecasting the Future of Museum Ethicsexercise. Follow this link, to vote on which of which of the issues identified in Round One will be most …

The Third Rail of Museum Ethics: Selling Collections to Pay for…What?

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
Is it ethical for a museum to use the money it gets from selling collections to fund general operations? How about using the proceeds from the sale for “preservation” (the term used by …

Pledge of Excellence

The Pledge of Excellence is an easy and achievable step along your museum’s path to excellence, and a way to show your museum’s commitment to being a good steward of the resources it holds …

Education and Interpretation

Standards The Alliance shares standards on Education and Interpretation. Audience Research and Evaluation This section provides resources on understanding visitors and the different types …

Education & Interpretation Resources

Standards The Alliance shares standards on Education and Interpretation. Audience Research and Evaluation This section provides resources for understanding visitors and the different types …

Forecasting the Future of Accessibility: Please Touch or Don’t Touch?

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
I wish I could preview my Inbox from 2036. How come Outlook doesn’t have an option for that? As a member of AAM’s staff Ethics Taskforce, I help answer plaintive, irate, indignant and …

Questioning Assumptions: Museums in the 21st Century

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
I hope you have been following my posts on the Forecast of the Future of Museum Ethics being conducted by CFM and the Institute for Museum Ethics at Seton Hall University. CFM and IME staff …

Online Programs: Mission and Institutional Planning

Attracting the Tourist Audience: Local, Regional, Global This webinar highlights current trends of various tourist segments, tips on how to partner with local and regional …

Futurist Friday: Exploring the Future of Education

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
I’ve been blogging a lot about the future of education, and the coming of a new educational era. If we are on the cusp of transformational change, it’s very important for museum futurists …