Whether your challenges involve day-to-day operations, or ambitious, transformative goals, we have tools to help you. From infographics and tip sheets to in-depth multimedia resources, these tools can:
- Transform museum learning at your institution.
- Activate your organization’s “soft power.”
- Offer practical solutions for even highly creative, non-traditional museum experiences.
- So much more.
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Before you begin a strategic planning process there are some important things to know— What, Why, When and Who. Read this helpful presentation to learn more about what strategic planning is, why conducting a strategic plan can be important, when to conduct a strategic plan, who is involved and what do they do.View Resource
Originally given at AAM 2017, the presentation draws on key insights from the new Manual of Strategic Planning for Cultural Organizations to assist these institutions in preparing for, and carrying out, change.View PDF
How can culture lead regeneration in urban development projects? In this panel introduction at the 2016 Bay Area Economic Summit in Hamilton, Ontario, Gail Lord highlights success stories of urban renewal projects, and cultural potential within industrial landscapes.View PDF
Gail Lord speaks about the pivotal role museums play in activating the soft power of their respective communities. Presented at the 2015 UCLG Cultural Summit in Bilbao, Spain.View PDF
Great cultural projects, from new museums to strategic plans, are driven by the communities they serve. Joy Bailey-Bryant explains the keys to a successful public engagement process for cultural projects. Presented at the Center for Architecture, AIANYView PDF
Javier Jimenez highlights the changing values of museums and the ways in which marketing and branding can be facilitators for strategic transformation. Presented at ICOM 2016 in Milano.View pdf
Great exhibits take creative effort and thoughtful planning. Maria Piacente and Katherine Molineux, alongside Judy Koke (Chief Public Programming and Learning, Art Gallery of Ontario) and Courtney Murfin (Interpretive Planning at the Royal Ontario Museum), share their best practices on interpretive planning and visitor advocacy for museums.View PDF