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The future of Museums

Natural History Museum, London Museum of Natural History The British Museum "We come here a lot. Today we've come for an exhibition but sometimes we just come to see my favorite cat sculpture - the Gayer-Anderson cat" "I made a list after living in London for 6 years - and this was one of the places I had to come and see" "There need to be more humans in areas to engage, as opposed to 'automated' exhibits that feel stale" "I would like it if the museum collaborated more with locals. Like inviting artists to hold exhibitions in their empty rooms" "Museums should collect objects" "A lot of stuff is free and it's great" Positive Knowledgeable Educational Grown-up Trusted Trusted Good for tourists Lots to see Comfortable Amazing collection Kid friendly Eminent Inspires Negative Moustache and tweed Old Exclusive Not radical Not for locals Not interactive Boring Free and accessible Place to visit regularly Intimidating Elitist Fusty Old fashioned Not interactive Fragmented The British Library Victoria & Albert The World's Greatest Museum of Art & Design Wellcome Collection A free Destination for the Incurably Curious Explore the World's Knowledge "I wouldn't usually bring my daughter here. It's a little boring for her, she likes the Science Museum. Its much more interactive" "It was an interesting exhibition, I just didn't feel it taught my children anything" "It's a bit grown up and intimidating. I wouldn't bring kids here, they'd be bored" "I don't have time in the day to go to exhibitions, that's why I love the late nights here" "I just came in for a coffee. I like to come here to relax" "I always come with a friend. It's the conversations you have afterwards, that's the interesting bit" Educational Exciting Stimulating Inspired Place to meet friends Open Useful Variety Friendly Professional Not for children For locals Inclusive Provokes thought Challenging For locals Inclusive & open Variety & opportunity to see lots in one visit Adult-only Mature, grown up Intimidating Not for children content Not educational Not for children Limited Stuffy Not interactive Elitist Unclear what it does Potential for Give people a place to escape to Tell a good story through objects Collect and display nature or important works to give people the chance to see them up close improvement Educate future and current generations Advance knowledge Inspire future and current generations Collaborate with like-minded communities and/or organizations Provide new experiences in a fun way A great day out for family and friends Inspire action and change Current Stimulate new experiences and conversations Run interesting acti Collect and preserve the history of objects, or cultures Performance ies (talks, classes, nights) I-----

The future of Museums

shared by swalker93 on Jan 03
An infographic looking at what the public felt top museums and library's had or didn't have, and what they should do more of in the future. Working with one of America's leading natural history museum...


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