Search Museum Next

Film: Redefining The Role Of The Museums In A Time Of Urgent Need

Many of today’s most pressing issues are science-based—the environment, human health, climate change, energy, bioterrorism, and others. It is more urgent than ever that the public understands these issues and has a reliable source of information about them.

The American Museum of Natural History is a case study of how an institution can extend its mission by pursuing ground-breaking initiatives that are both pioneering and have a dramatic impact on individual lives and society at large, while redefining the role of museums beyond the informal education landscape.

Ellen V Futter,
President, American Museum of Natural History


Related Content

Why we need museums now more than ever

In today’s uncertain times, museums can act as an anchor in the storm. To those who aren’t as passionate about the power of museums as...

5 Strategies you need to know to keep your exhibit on budget

Museum exhibits can be pricey. Whether it’s a permanent installation or a travelling exhibition, myriad influences can affect the cost. Image acquisition, AV hardware, shipping,...

Close App promises to be the crowd control tool we need in these strange times

The persistence and severity of the COVID-19 pandemic has left its mark on every corner of society. Once simple pleasures like shopping, meeting up with...

Subscribe to the latest museum thinking

Fresh ideas from museums around the globe in your inbox each week