Community Engagement & Impact
The language of contemporary partisan politics by implication positions American museums at a distance from the international community, where collaboration, cooperation and bi-lateral dialogue tend to focus on common ideals and aspirations. American museums do this as well, making partnerships and joint ventures a core means of expanding limited resources and broadening impact on audiences. How is the very definition of ‘museum’ changing in a global age of diminishing resources, population dislocation, and cultural relativism? This special listening session, jointly organized by AAM and ICOM-US, features prominent museum leaders from other countries who share their insight on the value of museums in today’s global society and perspective on how museums around the world might work in alliance together.