There’s a new museum site to pay attention to. Musetrain. This is a seemingly-anonymous group of museum professionals who have “been working in and around all kinds of museums (art, science & technology centers, history, cultural sites, zoos and aquaria, and others) long enough to have seen, experienced, and led a couple of cycles of change,” and they have just released a welcome, full of suggestions about the museum world. Go and read it now. Print a copy off, and revisit it regularly. See where the ideas in it sit with you over time. It is sensible, interesting, and useful. In one document, the authors have summed up so many of the ideas that lots of us have been playing with and thinking about. They manage to be both provocative and measured, and I hope that the coming posts and explorations of these issues will continue down the same vein.
Posted on July 1, 2012