Each year, the Center for the Future of Museums (a subdivision of the American Alliance of Museums) publishes a report with the main museum market trends for the year called TrendsWatch. In the past, these reports focused on the advent of new technologies and organizational changes. I’ve been interviewed by AAM’s resident futurist Elizabeth Merritt for previous reports about blockchain and virtual reality to analyze how these trends could impact museums.
The topics explored in this year’s report offer an opportunity to analyze an alternative future for the museum sector. In TrendsWatch, Merritt often postulates interesting “could be” scenarios for the museum world and helps museums think about how to prepare.
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