Rereeti - Revitalizing Museums

Customized Collections Embedded with Real-Time Cues, and other interactive platforms will mark the museums of the future, writes Nilofar Shamim Haja.

The V&A Museum in London. Photo courtesy Chris Ford, Flickr Creative Commons licenseImage: The V&A Museum in London. Photo courtesy Chris Ford, Flickr Creative Commons license.

Museums today stand for creativity, connectivity and collaboration, and this framework for curation, audience development and outreach will continue well into the future (2040). Sustainability will be built into the very framework of operations, and community well-being will be the default outcome for all stakeholders.

I envisage public museums to transform into hubs of learning, interactivity and performance where the audiences are not just participants, but real time contributors. We are witnessing a steady shift in the centuries old, top-down, institutional approach that supports development and program dissemination in the style of expert-to-learner, to a format where newer, inclusive practices of collaboration and feedback is becoming dominant, particularly within the digital demography.

The museum of…

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