Sustainability, Relevance and the Future - Day 1 / Panel 1 - Everything Starts Here: How Have HHM Missions Changed to Maintain Relevance?
This session delves into the evolution of mission statements, highlighting their increasing relevance in today's world. Panelists will explore innovative strategies for expanding their museums' roles, engaging diverse audiences, and fostering community connections based on a reimagined mission. Discover how embracing contemporary issues, integrating technology, and promoting inclusivity can transform house museums into more dynamic, educational, and inspirational spaces.
Max A. van Balgooy (Moderator)
Engaging Places LLC
Max A. van Balgooy is co-editor of Reimagining Historic House Museums: New Approaches and Proven Solutions, a new anthology of two dozen essays by leaders in the field, and director of the History Leadership Institute, which provides professional development for mid-career and advanced professionals working in history organizations. These experiences provide a rich source of ideas for Engaging Places LLC, where he blogs occasionally about the opportunities and challenges facing historic sites and house museums.
Executive Director, The House of the Seven Gables, Salem, MA
Woodlawn Plantation, Alexandria, VA
Gamble House Conservancy
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