Art Museum Partnership
One characteristic of organizations operating in the same industry, is that many organizations share similar system dynamics. This made systems thinking an ideal topic for a professional development for this society of art museum curators and directors. This half-day workshop gave art professionals a very different view of their challenges, and helped them to articulate larger questions for their industry.
One of the important dynamics people in this industry is Limits to Growth. With shifting public attitudes toward art, especially increasing expectations without an increased interest in membership is putting pressure on art museums everywhere, but most especially the small to midsize organizations. Though even well known museums have this challenge.