Graham Black

Can Museums Rise to the Challenge: Preparing Museums for the Age of Participation



Preparing Museums for the Age of Participation

Many museums started as enlightenment institutions focused on their collections. but in today’s global society, audiences expect a lot more. museums need to engage their visitors and respond to changes in society quickly to guarantee a sustainable future. museums are no longer arbitrary gatekeepers. Visitors expect a more exciting experience. changing demographics, new media, and increasing globalisation have created new challenges for the sector.

Our expertise is equipping museums with new tools to meet the future

The research is led by Professor Graham Black. He’s been working in the field since the 1990s and has seen a huge number of changes sweep across the museum industry. Professor Graham Black is regularly asked to share his expertise at museums across the world and help them tackle the unique challenges they face.

Sharing knowledge across the sector:

Professor Black monitors new ideas in the sector and holds workshops at international conferences. He works with local community groups to explore their role in museums like Coalville in Leicestershire or Vila Luka in Croatia.

His publications include:

  • The Engaging Museum (2005)
  • Transforming Museums in the 21st Century (2012)

Many museums require root and branch transformation If they are to survive. There Is no single way forward – I see my work as a provocation, to stimulate thinking and action Within the profession - Professor Graham Black

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