M+ Talk Series – Community Engagement at the Core: Rethinking Museums for the 21st Century
Function Rooms, 2/F, Hotel Stage
In this talk, Kelly McKinley, Deputy Director of the Oakland Museum of California, explores the ways in which museums are evolving in order to remain relevant and sustainable community resources in an increasingly divided and technology-driven world. At a time when masterpieces can be easily viewed on smartphones, how do we make the case for the importance of visiting museums, especially when creativity and culture are not placed at the core of society? McKinley draws on specific examples to illustrate how museums are reimagining their roles as educators and convenors, and developing their missions and programmes to be of greater service and value to the people in their communities.