Museum Administration Programming and Community Engagement

Topics: Auxiliary Enterprises, Administration and Finance

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Research Questions

How do museums engage faculty members and what classroom or lecture spaces do museums contain? What role does technology play in museum tours and educational programs?  Do museums provide access to their collections online, and how does online access impact museum audiences and institutions? What types of memberships and member benefits do museums offer?  What trends have administrators witnessed in membership enrollment?


Many museums have witnessed lower membership numbers in recent years.  This brief examines how museum administrators from non-urban institutions attract institution-affiliated and community members.  This brief also discusses of how museum administrators integrate technology within museums and the benefits of providing online access to collections.