The future of museums depends on leaders understanding earned income, the impact of shifting markets or events, how it should be adapted or innovated
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The future of museums rests on effective financial decisions, which cover earned income, charitable income, government funding, and financial capital
Museums often lack funding to support permanent employment and turn to temporary staffing; the parameters of this must be ethical
Museums are handling the economic impact of the pandemic real time and need to plan and be better prepared for the next disaster to avoid bankruptcy.
Virtual museum visits still offer health giving benefits including peace and rejuvenation. Museums should consider this for their web presence.
Museum leaders must make sure that staff have all the tools needed to work remotely, including a web-based CMS and options for personal connection.
The future of museums includes encouraging visitors to learn, critically evaluate their views, engage in difficult conversation, democratic dialogue
Museum advocacy includes writing letters to congressional representatives; advice on what to include and emphasize, how to structure to get results
Museum workers can focus on strategic museum projects while working remotely; future project preparation, museum management, and museum advocacy.
Museum workers can focus on digital museum projects while working remotely; digital asset cleanup, digital collections management, and digital strategy
The future of museums depends upon attracting, engaging and keeping millennial visitors, including as donors. Includes research and strategies.
From 2020 onward millennials will become an increasingly and influential demographic. The future of museums and funding depends on engaging millennials
The US stimulus package associated with the coronavirus pandemic allocates funds to museums, but it’s insufficient and more must be done