"In America the cut backs are showing that people believe that they can ride this time by downsizing without fundamentally rethinking. So it is interesting that this conversation has not begun about what will really happen if the recession goes on…"
"One thought is that I can't help but note the vast difference in impact in places like the US where many major museums are private institutions, cf Australia where most major museums/galleries are essentially govt funded.
Here, we don't…"
I am wondering if anyone out there might wish to share observations about how the shift in the economic environment has forced dramatically different thinking about the long-term future for their museums or the field in general.We’ve been asked to participate in an International Council of Museums event on this topic, and would love to hear from the field on this point. Note that we’re not looking for topics such as having to crank back budgets in 2009 (and beyond). Instead, we’re looking at…See More
"Hi John -
Generally, I find that AAM is a very friendly meeting. And lots of educators attend. If EDCOM is having any events those days, try to attend them (you might be able to snag tickets at the ticket swap table if you do not have any).