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Relevance & The Museum’s Role in Social Wellbeing

“To those who love and work in institutions that promote art, history, and culture, the relevance of those institutions seems quite obvious. So too, does the positive impact a museum and library can have on an individual. Yet, seemingly every year there’s a flurry of talks and articles that ask “Are Museums and Libraries Still Relevant?”

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Museums: Cultivators of Empathy

“Political and social justice awareness across the United States, England, and Canada has increased markedly since the 2016 US elections. The exploration of empathy (its presence and deficit) has grown with that awareness and many articles, conferences, and workshops have begun to explore empathy within personal and professional spheres. Specifically, museums as cultivators of empathy is a topic that has steadily garnered attention and discussion, and shows no signs of slowing down. In 2017, the American Alliance for Museum’s Center for the Future of Museums began its annual TrendWatch with an article on “Empathy”.”

Read the full post on Lucidea’s Think Clearly Blog.