Museums for Social Change - Tim Willis
The museum has traditionally been defined as a building or institution in which objects of historical, scientific, artistic, or cultural interest are stored and exhibited. Museums around the world are thinking outside the glass box. And often leading the charge for social change.
Museum expert Tim Willis has led the exhibition departments of two major Canadian museums - including the Royal BC Museum. You can hear that conversation about museums and social change after the 8:30 news
Here are some of the museums and projects he mentions.
Maritime Museum of BC:
Shoreline Clean Up Project
Natural History Museum: Citizen Science Projects
Royal BC Museum: Aliens Among us Project
Canadian Museum of Nature
Museumassociation.org: Museums Change Lives
Liverpool Museums: House of Memories Project
Colchester and Ipswich Museums Out in the Open Project
Two Rivers Gallery Prince George: Art Heals Project