The Museum Experience Gap

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To capture new audiences and expend the primary mission of museums as places of personal meaning, community impact and civil society, we must relinquish part of our authority and learn new digital skills.

The future of museums in understanding and aligning with influencer culture and reaching larger numbers of people that show impact to policymakers.

With museums reopening we have a window of time to change museums, but we must move quickly and with new attitudes.

COVID-19 Impact on Museums

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Introduction I am working on the final edits of the Designing Museum Experiences manuscript. One of the most difficult numbers is the impact of COVID-19. As of today, more than 10,000 museums worldwide may close permanently.. Impact Worldwide In 2020, UNESCO estimated that there are 95,000 museums worldwide, and predicts 10% permanently close (9,500 museums worldwide close permanently).  “The study reveals that …

Online Museums

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Online Museum:

“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.“

– International Council of Museums ICOM, Museum definition, adopted by the 22nd General Assembly in Vienna, Austria, on 24 August 2007

Museum Visitor Experience, creating impactful visitor centered experiences

Museum 360

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The Museum Visitor Experience book methodology is called; Museum 360 a way to create visitor-centered and community-centered museums.

The advantage of the Museum 360 approach outlined in the book is two-fold. First, the process creates a diverse, equitable, and inclusive visitor experience for all community members. Secondly, the Museum 360 process creates sustainable institutions that can minimize the effects of market disruptions.

The Future

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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 …