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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Cut into a basalt cliff, Kanheri Caves are splendidly carved, rock-cut signature Buddhist caves that are over 100 in number, crisscrossed with steps. Read Vishal Shastri's from Lord South Asia most recent blog post about his visit to the historic site.View Resource
The traveling exhibition, Indian Life & People in the 19th Century, is on display at the CSMVS Museum in Mumbai with 120-odd Company paintings and sculptures that depict life and people of India in the 19th century. Painted by Indian artists for the British patrons, the Company paintings take a distinct theme from the preceding art. Unlike the royal portraits, courtly grandeur, deific and historical scenes alike captured in the miniature paintings, these works offer a view of everyday life in India in the late 18th and 19th century. Urmi Chanda-Vaz from Lord South Asia reflect on this in the article below.View Resource
This virtual study group shares key findings of a research project that has sought to define, explain and deconstruct the ‘soft power’ of museums. This round-table talk among museum professionals and academics aims to demonstrate and discuss the pilot version of the award-winning dynamic web application that was developed in partnership with the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI).View Resource
Action planning can be the most difficult part of the strategic planning process. That’s why we have designed the Strategic Planning Workbook to give you and your staff a guide to helping ensure your goals become reality. Download this excel template and put your plans into action!Download Resource
Once you have identified the key issues for your organization, a board retreat is the next step in your strategic planning process. Here, the steering committee and board members gather together to identify the strategic directions and goals for your organization.
Running a retreat is not an easy task. But if done correctly, you can succeed in setting the direction of your organization over the next 3 to 5 years.Read More
Consistent community engagement at different stages and times in a museum’s operations is essential to success. Many museums and cultural organizations recognize the need for community engagement during major changes such a new building or a new strategic plan, but how do you plan to engage consistently throughout your museum operations? Read this tool to help you strategize, implement and practice a myriad of methods to engage your community.View Resource
Museums today are transitioning from a hard power past to a soft power future. This webinar defines terms like hard power, cultural diplomacy and soft power in the context of museum planning and programming. Through the use of relevant examples Gail Lord demonstrates how museums around the world are utilizing their soft power to influence opinion leaders and improve communities.View Resource
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