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The Center for the Future of Museums Presents: Museums in 2040

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It’s time for Blackbaud’s annual TrendsWatch webinar, hosted by Elizabeth Merritt, founding director of the Center for the Future of Museums (CFM) and Vice President of Strategic Foresight for the American Alliance of Museums. This year, Elizabeth will introduce four 2040 scenarios CFM is publishing throughout 2018, and take a deep dive into the theme of museums, truth and reconciliation.

Joining Elizabeth are Omar Eaton-Martínez, M. Ed., who is the Assistant Division Chief, Historical Resources for the Prince Georges County Parks & Recreation under the Maryland-National Capital Parks and Planning Commission, and Cara Krmpotich, DPhil, Director and Associate Professor, Museum Studies, at the iSchool, University of Toronto. Omar will expand on the ideas he introduced in his Museum 2040 article Truth and Reconciliation: Museums as Advocates for Human Rights and Healing. Cara will build on this theme based on the calls to action stemming from Canada's Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

How could your museum help build a future of social and racial justice? How can you use CFM’s 2040 scenarios to enrich your planning? Join us on July 18 at 2:00 p.m. to find out!

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Meet your speaker and her guests: 

Elizabeth Merritt is AAM’s vice president for strategic foresight and founding director of the Center for the Future of Museums—a think-tank and research and development lab for the museum field. She is the author of the Alliance’s annual TrendsWatch report and writes and speaks prolifically on the trends shaping the future of nonprofit organizations.

Omar Eaton-Martínez, M. Ed. leads the Prince George’s County Historical Resources and Historical House Museums, which includes the programming of those sites with an emphasis placed on preserving, sustaining, and enhancing these resources as well as engaging and building communities through education, outreach, and innovation.

Cara Krmpotich, DPhil is a museum anthropologist committed to decolonizing museum practices with particular attention to collections work. Cara studied anthropology at Trent University before she obtained a Masters in Anthropology from the University of British Columbia and a DPhil from the University of Oxford. She completed the certificate program in Museum Management and Curatorship at Sir Sandford Fleming College.

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Blackbaud is a proud member and sponsor of the American Alliance of Museums and an honored supporter of the Alliance's Centre for the Future of Museums.

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