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ERIC Number: EJ1061700
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Mar
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1059-8650
Shaping a City Museum's Future: Developing an Audience-Centered Approach
McRainey, D. Lynn
Journal of Museum Education, v38 n1 p50-59 Mar 2013
Following the celebration marking its 150th anniversary year, the Chicago History Museum found itself at a crossroads in envisioning its future. How could it make the city's history--and its oldest cultural institution--relevant in the 21st century? The staff of the museum has been exploring the answer to this and other questions to better understand what it is and what it might become. The results have led the institution to prioritize its audience and to create a culture that strives to know and understand that audience as well as it knows and understands the collection.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Illinois