This was a fantastic conference organized, planned, and hosted by the graduate students in the Museology Program at the University of Washington. Close to 100 people attended representing museums and academic programs from both coasts, the Midwest, Canada, and China!
Significant news for us here at Shogren Consulting is the warm reception for our Principal Sam Shogren’s paper titled: Museums, Starbucks and the Third Place Way: Civil Society and the Revisioned Museum. Presenting in the first general session, Sam’s concepts of museums as Third Places, curtailing construction of new museums, seeking new community partnerships to expand the reach of museums into the community verse becoming location-centric, and an emphasis on the future sustainability of museums were influential throughout the conference with frequent references made to Sam’s earlier presentation.
Look here shortly for a link to a version of the paper Sam presented.