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 expects a lot 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 us 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)
This research falls under the theme of Global Heritage.