Museums Post COVID-19

I think we all have a sense of equity, if something bad is happening something good should result. COVID-19 has forever changed museums; the American Alliance of Museums is predicting that between 20% and 40% of museums will permanently close due to Coronavirus[i]. That is “bad”, a “good” needs to come from this seismic shift to museums.

The Future

Introduction Since March 17th 2020 and the start of my Coronavirus quarantine, I have worked on a Strategic Plan for a museum in Tennessee, worked as an AAM MAP reviewer and worked on my new book Museum Visitor Experience. I am sure as everyone else, some days are better than others. Often it is difficult to have the concentration to …

MuseumCourses.com online portal for online museum classes

MuseumCourses.com

This month launched our latest project MuseumCourses.com website.

The first course is the Museums 101 Online Course based on the Museums 101 book, the course was designed for museum board members, museum volunteers, new museum staff and people interested in working at museums.

Museums Are Civil Society, Damn It!

PDF of Article “Museums Are Civil Society, Damn It!” “A museum is a non-profit, permanent institution in the service of society and its development, open to the public, which acquires, conserves, researches, communicates and exhibits the tangible and intangible heritage of humanity and its environment for the purposes of education, study and enjoyment.”[i] Last week I received a phone call …