No Museum is an Island: Mobilizing Resources, Building Capacity
In April 2018 museum innovators will come together for CMA 2018 in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia. CMA 2018 will strive to address the difficult questions and challenging issues facing Canada’s museums and galleries at every turn.
The late Stephen E. Weil has long been considered one of the museum community’s most insightful (and frequently wittiest) commentators. His 1980 essay entitled No Museum is an Island is just as relevant if not more so today than almost 40 years ago. If Canadian museums and galleries once stood as islands, distanced from the turmoil of the world around them, the situation in which they find themselves today is very different.
Major issues to be discussed:
- Who should provide the critical resources needed for the museums of the 21st century?
- How will museums successfully mediate between their traditional missions and mandates to better serve the future while addressing the insistent demands of the present?
- Museum Technology Market on the Rise
- How will museums strengthen their capacity without compromising their basic museum goals and objectives?
- How do we collaborate, both internally and externally, to reach our objectives?
Argus, the collections management software used by forward-thinking museum professionals, will be represented at this year’s CMA Conference on April 9th through 12th at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre.
Argus is the perfect fit for this year’s theme of “Mobilizing Resources, Building Capacity.” It’s designed to help museums of all sizes leverage the power of the Web to open their doors to the world, maintain their own applications without relying on IT or developers, integrate with other applications, and offer innovative services that go well beyond traditional collections management.