Community engagement will always be an add-on without organisational change, and John Holden’s set of resources on change starts to make this seem more of a possibility.
(follow the ‘you might like’ links to watch all seven in the set)
We need to encourage our cultural institutions to have a business rationale for working in participatory ways and connecting with their communities. This needs to be supported through leadership and financial planning:
The attitude behind all this work is crucial. When we stop viewing museums and galleries as philanthropic centres of resources, knowledge and power, and start to see ourselves as part of networks, we unlock assets and power much greater than our own:
Our Museum: Communities and Museums as Active Partners was a very rewarding but also challenging programme. Read about some of the main challenges here:
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