Museums Are…

I came to Cooperstown ready to learn about the roles that museums play in our society, and I’ve spent the last two years doing just that (and so much more). As I look towards my impending career, I pulled out a list that I started before moving to New York and have added to throughout this adventure. What can museums be? Check it out:

Museums Are (Or Could Be)…

  • Cultural institutions that have an impact
  • Relevant centers for civic engagement
  • Catalysts for social change
  • Vehicles for conversation and inter-cultural exchange
  • Cultural assets that serve the community
  • Conversation generators
  • Creators of reciprocity between humans
  • A microcosm of the world we live in
  • Mirrors to the past; windows to the future
  • Advocates for inclusion and diversity

     

    What did I miss? Comment and add your own thoughts. What can museums be in our society?

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About catebay

Informal educator working in the world of art. Interests in public programming and community advocacy. Loves learning about people, collecting blue mason jars, and consuming Swedish fish.
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