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2011-05-24: AAM Idea Lounge: Museums, Community and Social ResponsibilityLast Updated on 2011-06-16 00:00:00
Notes gathered during a 2011 AAM discussion led by D.D. Hilke, Ph.D., Darlene Turner, and Joanna Fisher.
What are museums doing Now?
· “All” museums provide family safe places
· Museums are viewed as honest, Serve as a “facts straight” source
· Use volunteers – see self in staff/museum and reflect demographics
· Most children’s museums share the mission to elevate play to a social value
· Preserve/share the memory of society
· Holocaust Museum, Houston – Monthly focus on genocide
· The Children’s Museum of... More »
Museums, Community and Social Responsibility: Observations of the FieldLast Updated on 2011-06-15 00:00:00
Museums (in general) are a model for socially responsible organizations. At their basic level they are about serving their communities (This is why they are granted 501c3 status by the government). Many who find their way into jobs in the Museum field want to be socially responsible. They are already facing the direction of serving their communities and doing what they can to make the world a better place. Museums are often viewed by the public as objective and honest sources of information. Museums provide family-safe places where adults and children together expect educational and enriching exhibit s and programs. Many museums use volunteers, reflecting the demographics of the community and allowing visitors to see themselves in the museum [a public institution]. Led by the core of their missions, most museums preserve and share the memories of society.
Museums are using... More »
What works and what doesn't - Creating a website (like this) to support museums deepening their impact.Last Updated on 2010-09-09 00:00:00See the comment boxes, below? Use them! This is your chance to talk about what would make this website work for you and your museum. This is where we can share those barriers that hold us back, those "if only this site could" thoughts, what actually does work for us, and our unedited ideas about what else we might try so that we can make something like this work even better.
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Top ten reasons to work together (here!).Last Updated on 2010-09-09 00:00:00This is COMMUNITY GENERATED SITE, yes?
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