Public engagement... Not a trend, but the future
Everyone wants an engaged public, but do our museums and galleries actively make our communities better places to live? As museums struggle for operating funding, we must reevaluate not only who comes through our doors, but also who remains outside them. We must ask how public engagement differs from audience development, and how it impacts the bottom line. What do our relationships look like today? How are we building them, and are we providing our publics what they need? Is engaging with the public indeed our primary role? Please join us at CMA 2015 at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel to discuss these critical questions.
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