No longer the universal individual citizen of our recent modern aspirations, visitors of today are recognizably diverse.
Forms of Engagement
What is the role today of the reader, the viewer, the audience, the citizen, the customer, the patron?
Modalities of Representation
The emerging communications environment—in which image, sound and word are all made of the same digital stuff—affords new openings for museums, and new challenges.
To support the range of options, and flexibility needed in our current climate, we will offer a blended conference experience. You do not need to commit either to a place-based or virtual presentation at the time of submission. You can present both ways, or change your mode of the presentation if your preferences change. The choice to participate virtually could also be a moral decision – for the planet, for security, or when the financial burden of travel is too great. We aim to foster spaces that align with principles of social justice and community development.