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27 March 2012

A Longer Sounding at the End of the Day: The Museum Futures Game Part One...

We can, perhaps, only realise the potential of museums if we shake off the presumptions which we engage with every day. In the Future Museums Game, delegates are asked to assume nothing, to test the boundaries of what a museum might be or might mean.

Divided into groups, the delegates are competing for prizes for the most innovative concept and the most innovative presentation style. Given materials and an hour to move they are asked to imagine future museums based upon concepts selected at random from a selection of mysterious, Oscar style envelopes.

We've just sent them off. I wonder what they might create? What futures will they imagine, what notions will they present? Left to their own devices after a day of stimulation, what will they come up with? Wait and see...

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