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FWS Cutting Edge presentation

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Presentation at "Cutting Edge Topics in Visitor Services" workshop, US Fish and Wildlife Service, September 12, 2012. Download for best experience and read the notes for sources and links. There are three embedded YouTube videos, which may not play in the downloaded version (if not, follow the provided links).

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FWS Cutting Edge presentation

  1. 1. Lessons from the Future of Museums Click to edit Master text styles Delivering Interpretation andEducation Programs Beyond Boundaries Philip M. Katz, American Alliance of Museums
  2. 2. Center for the Future of Museums text styles Click to edit MasterDesigned to ...• Prod museums to look to the future with a longer time frame.• Find, interpret, digest and deliver trends data.• Help museums collaborate with communities/society to address needs.• Cultivate connections between museums and all sectors.• Encourage risk-taking and innovation. www.aam-us.org @futureofmuseums
  3. 3. World’s quickest intro to futurism text styles Click to edit Master
  4. 4. Demographic realities (population)text styles Click to edit Mastersource: Julie Ajinkya, Toward 2050 in California (Center for American Progress, March 2012).
  5. 5. Demographic realities (museum visitors) Click to edit Master text styles Courtesy of Reach Advisors
  6. 6. Click to edit Master text stylesDecliningartsparticipation
  7. 7. Demographic realities (outdoor Master text styles Click to edit activities)Matched bydecliningparticipationin outdooractivities
  8. 8. “TrendsWatch 2012” Click to edit Master text styles • 7 Trends • Examples • What does this mean for society? • What does this mean for museums? • Museums might want to consider • Further reading
  9. 9. Trend 1: Harnessing the CrowdMaster text styles Click to edit
  10. 10. Trend 1: Harnessing the CrowdMaster text styles Click to edit (Citizen Science, History, etc.) two more science examples   and a history example
  11. 11. Trend 2: NPO No Mo’ Click to edit Master text styles (Threats to Nonprofit Status) Now Inclu de s Taxe s! PILOTS = Payments in Lieu of Taxes = one alternative?
  12. 12. Trend 2: NPO No Mo’ Click to edit Master text styles (Threats to Nonprofit Status) How is this relevant to FWS sites?1. The same budgetary forces are drying up the funding for parks, natural sites, other outdoor facilities of all kinds!2. Tied to a general devaluing of the public sphere.3. Feeding a search for creative new funding and management structures?
  13. 13. Trend 3: Takin’ it to the Streets Master text styles Click to edit(Mobile, Distributed Experiences)
  14. 14. Trend 3: Takin’ it to the Streets Master text styles Click to edit
  15. 15. Trend 4: Alt Funding Click to edit Master text styles
  16. 16. Discursion: Wired or Wild? to edit Master text styles Click57% of the U.S. internetpopulation (age 8-64) will own asmartphone by early 201333% of Americans would rathergive up sex than cellphones(at least for a week)68% of smartphone owners saythey “Cannot Live Without” thedevices
  17. 17. Trend 5: Creative Aging Click to edit Master text styles
  18. 18. Trend 6: More than Real Click to edit Master text styles
  19. 19. AR in Action!
  20. 20. Discursion: What’s Real? Click to edit Master text styles Real Reenactor Surreal? Telepresence robots at the Digital Van Goghs in Amsterdam3D Printed Artifacts from the Met And Dinosaur BonesAustralia National Museum of at Drexel
  21. 21. Trend 7: New Educational Click to edit Master text styles Era  From this ...... to this? 
  22. 22. Trend 7: New Educational Click to edit Master text styles EraDeclining Confidence inAmericas Public Schools source: A2Z Homeschooling Dramatic Rise in Homeschooling
  23. 23. 3 Questions for You Click to edit Master text stylesHow do these trends play out (if at all) in the Fish and Wildlife Service?What other trends are affecting your work?Where do you see your site in 25 years?
  24. 24. For more trend information to edit Master text styles Clickvisit CFM at www.aam-us.org
  25. 25. Contact details Click to edit Master text stylesPhilip M. KatzAssistant Director, ResearchAmerican Alliance of Museumspkatz@aam-us.org202-218-7687www.aam-us.org

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