Gearing up to Explore the Museum of Tomorrow with AAM’s Center for the Future of Museums

Since this year’s annual meeting theme is all about the “Museum of Tomorrow,” you won’t be finding your usual “guide to the future” in your tote bag. This year we’re all over the place!

But here are a few things that are special to the CFM that you should definitely try to check out.

Here’s a few suggestions for what to pencil in on your dance card for a full futurist experience:

  • Join futurist Peter Bishop in probing how museums can help their communities envision the future (The Future of the Museum is the Future, Tuesday May 23, 9–10:15 a.m., Room 351 E)
  • Question three directors who have used CFM forecasting reports (http://www.futureofmuseums.org/reading/publications/). (“Practical Futurism: Integrating Forecasting into your Planning,” Tuesday, May 24 at 9–10:15 a.m., Room 371 B)

Throughout the meeting join us in MuseumExpo to try out a museum forecasting deck at the “Ask a Futurist” booth (staffed by the University of Houston Futures Studies Program) and contribute your thoughts on the future of natural history museums, provoked by an installation (http://futureofmuseums.blogspot.com/2011/05/preview-of-houston-exploring-future-of.html) by artist Tracy Hicks.

And for those of you who can’t attend, CFM founding director will be tweeting @futureofmuseums that you should be sure to check out!

Looking forward to seeing you in the near future!

Guzel duChateau,
AAM New Media Specialist & CFM Program Coordinator

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