Monthly Archives: September 2011

Identity Crisis: Is Change Always a Good Thing?

After reading some literature about the importance of mission statements for museums, I got the impression that if a museum isn’t working well, its mission might have something to do with it.  Many of the mission statements of old were … Continue reading

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Museum Missions: Looking at the Big Picture

Many sources concur that a mission is the basis for a functional and effective museum.  In order to understand the importance behind this essential planning component, a few pertinent questions must be addressed. First…what is a mission statement? A succinct … Continue reading

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If you fail to plan, you plan to fail!

Are you interested in creating, rejuvenating or revitalizing a museum? If so, you’ll need a strategic plan, a team, and lots of patience. Below, you’ll find recommendations on how to approach the planning process for a museum. What is Strategic … Continue reading

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“Plans are worthless, but planning is everything”

This military adage popularized by President Eisenhower holds true for the topic of Museum Planning. When reading about the subject it is easy to be overwhelmed by the amount of work that must go into the planning of a museum. … Continue reading

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