TOMORROW IN THE GOLDEN STATE: MUSEUMS AND THE FUTURE OF CALIFORNIA
The coming decades will bring massive changes in our society: political, financial, cultural, technological and ecological. These forces will contribute to the stress communities experience and museums can play a vital role in preparing for and responding to these challenges. As trusted conveners, museums can lead their communities in exploring where current trends may take us, identifying preferred futures and helping bring them into being.
We are proud to publish this resource guide to support museums in embracing this role as leaders in realizing preferred futures. CAM and the American Association of Museums hope it will encourage museum practitioners to develop the habit of futures thinking: scanning for change, forecasting where trends and events may take us, envisioning potential futures and integrating the resulting insights into their planning.
Tomorrow in the Golden State presents:
We are excited to mark the 30th anniverary of CAM by partnering with AAM's Center for the Future of Museums and view this guide as a significant step forward in fostering important conversations about the future of museums and our state.
Tomorrow in the Golden State builds on the results of a working session, “Forecasting the Future of California Museums,” held in Los Angeles on May 25, 2010 at the annual meeting of AAM. The session was organized to mark the 30th anniversary of CAM. CAM invited AAM’s Center for the Future of Museums (CFM) to lead participants in an exploration of the future in order to guide California museums through the next 30 years and beyond. This working session was led by futurist Garry Golden of Oliver Kaizen www.oliverkaizen.com, a next generation communications agency focused on the future of mobility and infrastructure.
The working session that shaped this guide was made possible with the generous support of: