In the summer of 2012, the authors of this study brought together a group of campus art museum directors and outside experts to 'think out loud' about the changes already occurring at campus museums and where new opportunities and roles may be emerging. We hope the resulting paper will further the field's larger, continuing exploration of its roles and potentials through dialogue, research, and experimentation—an exploration that contributes to the continued healthy evolution of campus art museum practice.
Peter Linett, chairman & chief idea officer of Slover Linett Audience Research
The Cultural Policy Center departed from its usual workshop format this week in favor of a public conversation with Tom Shapiro and Peter Linett.
Tom Shapiro is a strategist and planner for cultural institutions, whose recent work involves art museum initiatives at Case Western Reserve University, the University of Illinois, and the University of Iowa and planning projects with institutions such as the Phoenix Art Museum and the Contemporary Jewish Museum.
Peter Linett, partner at the audience research firm Slover Linett Strategies
This speculative talk will explore how cultural production and consumption are changing as Modernist assumptions give way to Postmodern ones. Join us to discuss the shifting roles of objectivity and subjectivity, directness and irony, knowing and believing, and seriousness and play; and to think how these changes may reshape museums and arts organizations.