Last week, I attended the Association of Midwest Museums conference in Indianapolis. The official conference theme was civic engagement and public discourse. At the sessions I viewed a broader communication theme emerged: no museum is an island. You must dialogue with your public, your fellow institutions, funders, and the government (at the local, regional, state, and national levels). These dialogues will build the relationships needed to survive in the 21st century.
I will begin with the key points from the sessions I attended and then share the cool details from the various behind-the-scenes museum tours I enjoyed. Continue reading “Dialogue not Monologue”