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Center for the Future of Museums

The Center for the Future of Museums (CFM) helps museums shape a better tomorrow by exploring cultural, political and economic challenges.

  • Monitors cultural, technological, political and economic trends of importance to museums
  • Equips museums to help their communities address the challenges of coming decades
  • Builds connections between museums and other sectors


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FutureLab Hiring Bias Project

GapJumpers and the American Alliance of Museums are partnering to launch our inaugural FutureLab: Hiring Bias project designed to help museums try out identity-blind hiring. 

Education Future Fiction Challenge & Ford W. Bell Fellowship

The Center for the Future of Museums is excited to announce a national challenge and fellowship that invites people to contribute their vision of an educational future for the US that includes museums at its core.

Building the Future of Education: Museums and the Learning Ecosystem

This report (PDF, 60 pages) summarizes the content and shares ideas coming out of a convening organized in September, 2013 by the Alliance and The Henry Ford. Essays by educators, students, researchers and reformers explore how leaders from the worlds of education and museums can work together to integrate the nation’s assets into a Vibrant Learning Grid. Produced with the support of the Robert and Toni Bader Foundation.

From the CFM Blog