Since 2013, the California Association of Museums has led an impressive effort to identify the critical issues facing museums today, drawing on support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and the involvement of hundreds of museum and cultural professionals and 13 partner organizations (including California Humanities) through a statewide collaborative learning project. The California Networks for Collaboration project has just released a final report detailing findings from the latest phase of this 5-year research project focused on developing creative solutions to the challenge of Connecting with People: Engagement and Accessibility. The report should be of interest, not just to museum professionals, but to everyone working in the field of cultural programming, as it offers a host of actionable ideas as well as insights and theoretical knowledge that can inform and improve our work. .
To access the new report, along with previous products produced under the auspices of the project, click here.