Community Engagement & Impact
With the opening of the National Museum for African American History and Culture in 2016, African American museums as well as others are recognizing a change in visitor expectations. Gone are the “Drano” visitors that zip through exhibits, visitors are now reading every line of text, engaging with every activity, and sitting through entire films. How this new museum is changing our visitors? and what is the impact on our community engagement, interpretation, and operations? focused on the effects for culturally specific museums and sites. With perspectives from state government systems, museums and consultants this session will analyze the effects on our museum community and how visitor expectations at the community level have changed.