Future of Museums
For over a century, museums have claimed that they will democratize. However, a range of issues and institutional cultures that privilege expertise have ensured that professional practice remains one-sided. When visitors engaged in “imagined conversations” with future and past visitors, decision-makers, and communities, they exposed the powerful (and power-shifting) potential of museum participation. Explore the unexpected and at times uncomfortable results, developing new understandings and testing emerging thinking in the field.
Rachael Coghlan, PhD
PhD, Chief Executive Officer/Artistic Director of Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre and the Artistic Director of DESIGN Canberra festival
Craft ACT: Craft + Design Centre and DESIGN Canberra festival