New Audiences in a Changing World Condense some daily experience into a glowing symbol, and an audience is electrified. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
This is one section of a report from the Center for the Future of Museums. See Museums and Society 2019 for the executive summary and links to the other sections.
With the spread of the epidemic Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ReDS) and the catastrophic environmental changes that have effected communities throughout the world, museums face enormous challenges as well as enormous opportunities. This influx of political, environmental and economic refuges has caused considerable conflict and strained community cohesion.