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Public Programming

Museums produce public programming to provide dynamic activities and experiences that deepen understanding of their missions, exhibitions, and research. Through a range of formats, from lectures to hands-on workshops, public programs serve people with many different interests and learning styles, which helps engage a wider cross-section of the community. Browse dozens of resources on public programming below.

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REOPENINGS: What Museums Learned Leading through Crisis


In this report, we look at how the pandemic forced museums to reconsider how they approach their role as community anchors at a moment of crisis. Through case studies, data, and multimedia, we highlight those museums whose pivots used the crisis as an opportunity to work with their communities, and be a reflection of the neighborhoods and people they serve.

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