"Provocative and wide-ranging... shares concerns discussed around the country." Max A van Balgooy, Asst Professor Museum Studies, George Washington University
"I love this book! Thoughtful, up-to-date and at the cutting edge." Robert Wolterstorff, Executive Director, Bennington Museum, VT
"One of the most useful and needed books I have read in years." Lawrence J Yerdon, President & CEO, Strawbery Banke Museum, NH
"An essential must-read for museum practitioners at all levels of experience." Kay Simpson, President, Springfield Museums, MA
Facing up to the big questions
The State of Museums: Voices from the Field, brings together grassroots voices to explore the issues, challenges and strengths of today’s museums. Edited by experienced thought leaders, in frank discussion it explores the present and future of museums and celebrates the tenets at the core of museum leaders everywhere.
Checklists, roadmaps and models
Coinciding with the centenary of the New England Museums Association - a region home to many of the USA's most progressive and ground-breaking museums - The State of Museums explores the shifts in culture, urbanisation, technology, tolerance and diversity that continue to impact the mission, operation and priorities of museums worldwide. The result is thought-provoking series of must-read essays, checklists, roadmaps and models which face up to the big questions facing museums in rapidly changing times.