Future of Museums
Too often, collection objects are far removed from the museum’s surrounding community. Rapid-response collecting, in which curators gather and accession objects from community events, poses a solution to this problem. Consider this widely discussed and internationally adopted initiative, using a teen-led taskforce as an example. Analyze the core question this practice brings to mind: Is rapid-response collecting a sustainable solution for making and keeping a collection, and a cultural institution, relevant in its community?