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A look at the Future of Museums


The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, from Museum Practice interview with Javier Pes


A look at how Museums may develop in the next 20 years.

Beginning with a review of the past

Early modern Englightment Museums tended to be for an elitist audience- natural philosophers and their peers in their exploration of the world.

Displays were object orientated with minimal information or concern for the visitor.

19th and 20th Century museums were increasingly concerned with educating the general public. As the 20 th Century progressed, and wealth and leisure increased museums began to focus more on the audience and began to consider entertainment as well as education. there was more information, more interaction.

21st Century Museums have taken on board post-modernism, and trends towards participation and user generated content.

How will this develop in the future?




Lectures on Museums by Kevin Flude

Prepared for Central Saint Martin's College of Art & Design

University College Worcester,



Lecture by Kevin Flude - prepared for 'Creative Practice in Narrative Environments'

MA course at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design & developed for University College Worcester

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