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The Playful Museum of the Future

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Megan Dickerson
Manager of Exhibition Development,
The New Children’s Museum

The era of art hotels and pop-up art exhibitions has produced new pressures on the future of museums, particularly those that exhibit art.

Moving forward, should museums become hybrid? This notion has been at the heart of the past decade of experimentation at The New Children’s Museum, a genre-bending space in San Diego, CA, that is one part contemporary art museum and one part children’s museum.

Each “exhibit” at the Museum is a one-of-akind installation artwork commissioned from a contemporary artist. As the Museum celebrates its tenth anniversary of this model, Megan Dickerson, Manager of Exhibition Development, will share frank and thoughtful stories of this experimentation and provide insight into what this “new model” could mean for the future of the museum medium.

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