Do Museum Exhibitions Have a Future?

Short Description:

Are exhibitions an obsolete medium? Can museums keep pace with the interactions available elsewhere: virtual games, video arcades, jazz clubs, even a good Chinese restaurant?


This article sounds a wake-up call: Museum professionals need to consider museums within the larger context of major social, political, and cultural changes. In reviewing museum discourse in Curator magazine from 50 years ago, there is an alarming similarity between then and now.

Bibliographic Information:

McLean, Kathleen. "Do Museum Exhibitions Have a Future?" Curator. 50.1 (2007) : 109 – 122.