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Questioning Assumptions: Is Inspiration More Important than Knowledge?

Today’s guest post is by Conny C. Graft, a consultant in research and evaluation based in Williamsburg, Virginia. Her keynote on the future of museum audiences, delivered at the Small …

Practical Futurism: a Case Study

This week’s guest blogger is Bill Martin, director of the Valentine Richmond History Center in Virginia. Bill was one of our panelists on the session “Practical Futurism” at the AAM annual …

A Global View of the Future

Bonjour, привует, Guten Tag, سلام ! This is a shout-out to and call for input from CFM’s international followers. In the past month, the traffic to this blog has come from:  United …

SWF ISO Museum Position

This week’s guest post is an interview with future museum professional Paige LaCour, student in museum management at Northwestern University School of Continuing Studies and volunteer at …

A Twebevent Wrap Up

Late last month, we ran the first of what will (hopefully) be many twebevents. With Cecilia Garibay and Lisa Sasaki joining Elizabeth Merritt and Phil Katz, we spent an hour on Twitter …

Andrew Masich is the director of the Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh, and a member of the AAM Accreditation Commission. Andy’s narrative illustrates the recent research by Reach …

Flex your Twitter Muscles and Prep to Tackle the Diversity Challenge!

Are you psyched about this Thursday’s Diversity Twebevent? Betty Farrell, Cecilia Garibay and Lisa Sasaki, are primed and ready to tweet with you on Feb. 24, from 2–3 p.m. (ET), exploring …

Unleash the Power of Twitter to Tackle the Diversity Challenge!

On Feb. 24, 2–3 p.m. (ET), CFM will host the Demographic Transformation and the Future of Museums twebevent, and you’re invited. Have you ever attended a twebevent? Me neither, but that …

Foreseeing the Future through Fiction

Good fiction tells the truth about something that never happened. Good futurist fiction tells the truth about something that may yet happen. That being so, reading (or watching) futurist …

How many museum educators does it take….

….to respond to Elizabeth Merritt’s “Call to Action” issued in Museum related to the CFM’s Demographic Transformation report? Apparently, 40 is a good start. Word cloud of participants’ …

The Short Term Future—CFM 2011

I’m going to use this first blog post of the New Year to share a preview of the themes CFM will focus on in 2011. Based on the trends we monitor through Dispatches from the Future of …

Using History to Build Community

This week’s guest post is by Dr. Tom Hanchett, staff historian at the Levine Museum of the New South, one of the museums profiled in AAM’s recent report on the challenge …
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