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Campus Art Museums in the 21st Century: A Conversation

Authored in conjunction with Peter Linett and The University of Chicago Cultural Policy Center Distributed via the AAM’s Center for the Future of Museums and the Association of Academic Museums and Galleries

Like other kinds of cultural organizations in these early years of the twenty-first century, art museums on college and university campuses are facing the challenges both of adapting to and influencing a new and still-shifting cultural landscape. Longstanding assumptions about the roles, aims, activities, and audiences of cultural institutions are being reconsidered, even as audience interests, expectations, and behaviors are rapidly evolving.

My colleagues and I brought together 13 leading campus art museum directors and outside experts to “think out loud” about these changes, with the goal of furthering the exploration and evolution of campus art museum practice.

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