The museum decides
what is done and how
The museum surveys
users and adapts to
By special invitation
The museum conducts
a natural part of
The International Museum We-ness Scale
Task: List 5 barriers and ways to overcome them
Fear of losing control
Fear on inviting the wrong content
Other stakeholders (partners,
volunteers, staff, founders) may
feel deprived of their role
May exclude non-guests even
May scare traditional users
Understanding how to contribute
Formularing clear contract
Start trusting the audience
Communicating best practice
and case histories
Where to start?
Task: List 5 concrete ideas for collaboration that will work in your institution
Activities should be:
- Relatively free (i.e. uncontrolled)
- Easy to do
- Done as collaborations (where possible)
- Framed as experiments (possibly)
- Exclusive experiences (without excluding anyone)
Type here... Type here...
Creating a sense of "we" is an investment in legitimacy. It
turns customers into friends who feel responsible for the
fate of your institution. And it shows that you care not only
for your collection but also for your community.
Make friends, we all need them.
We are (all) museums.