An in-depth case study about The Porch Project, an experimental community engagement project on “radical slowness” by the Chicago-based Jane Addams Hull-House Museum.
An in-depth case study documenting the successes of Latino New South, a collaborative innovation between Levine Museum of New South, the Atlanta History Center, and the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute. These three organizations entered EmcArts Innovation Lab for Museums with the intention of making their programs and institutions more resonant with, and responsive to, the fast-growing Latino communities in their respective cities.
The National Trust for Historic Preservation reflects on their journey through the Innovation Lab for Museums.
Moving from the traditional stance of ‘the expert with important stories to tell’ to ‘building stories with community’ requires an openness and humility that is often not easy for museums.
Do you want to develop sustainable relationships with new audiences? Do you want to build community? Shhh! Be quiet and listen.
Welcome to the Hull-House Museum, the Museum of International Folk Art, and the Oakland Museum of California.
Is your museum facing a complex challenge with no obvious solution? Apply to the Lab by June 5, 2013.
A five-day intensive retreat allows for museum staff, board members, community members, and experts to accelerate innovation projects by getting away from daily stresses.
What makes a project a good fit for the Innovation Lab?
This past April, three teams participating in the EmcArts Innovation Lab for Museums attended a 5-day Intensive Retreat. The retreat … Continue reading
We are very excited to announce the three museums selected to participate in Round 2 of the Innovation Lab for … Continue reading
The deadline to apply for the Innovation Lab for Museums is fast approaching. Proposals are due Monday, May 14, 2012. … Continue reading
The American Association of Museums’ Center for the Future of Museums, EmcArts and MetLife Foundation announce the second round of … Continue reading
With today’s release of the Round Two Request for Proposals for the Innovation Lab for Museums, I thought it would be good to take a step back and share some observations Round One application process.
For immediate release: January 16, 2012 Contact: Liz Dreyer, EmcArts: (212) 362.8541, LDreyer@EmcArts.org; Dewey Blanton, American Association of Museums; (202) … Continue reading