Trends for the future of museums

A good example of environmental scanning for prediction is TrendsWatch 2012: Museums and the Pulse of the Future. This AAM publication identifies a set of trends, based on a year’s worth of observations (shared via blog and newsletter).

  • Crowdsourcing
  • Threats to Nonprofit Status
  • Mobile, distributive experiences
  • New forms of funding
  • Creative Aging
  • Augmented reality
  • Shifts in Education