Some notes and commentary from this article published in Volume 30, Number 1 edition of the Exhibitionist. Thanks to Gretchen Jennings for passing it on and to the seven respondents in the article for their considered comments which I’ve shamelessly borrowed!
The Spring Edition of the Exhibitionist addresses the topic Is it a museum? Does it matter? More details are on their website here
What did a bunch of museum studies folk think about where museums and museums studies is headed: How Do Museum Studies Programs Address the Nature of Museums Today? Here's my notes and commentary.
Overall areas for study in museology are:
I’m thinking that the key qualities of a museum worker for the 21st century are being networked, connected, open-minded, critical, curious and conscious of sustainable work practices. We will be discussing these in more detail at the ICTOP 2011 conference, The Museum Professional Network: Careers, Connections and
Community, being held in Toronto from 24-26 October. Follow us on Museum3.org or #ictop on Twitter.