Early career museum professionals give a Manifesto for the Future of Museums 10 Aug 2014

At a conference earlier this year, 65 early career museum professionals asked what the sector should look like in 20 years time.  The result is the Manifesto for the Future of Museums, written by the participants, which sets out their ideas, visions and aspirations.

The conference was a chance for those within six years of their first museum job to voice their views on the future of their profession.  It gave a chance to be idealistic, rather than realistic; and explore the impossible as well as the pragmatic.  Topics include training, collections, finance and job structures.  The conference was organised by Dr Rachel Souhami, museums academic & consultant, and Dr Steve Cross, head of public engagement at UCL.  Follow-up events are planned for the autumn. Museums Showoff (full report)