Tag: organisational change

9 notes about innovation and change (in less than 140 characters)

Conxa Rodà The ancient ones already said so: “Novare aut perire” either we innovate or we stagnate and, therefore, we die from involution A tip for directors: explore the internal talent of your organisation before going out and looking for it elsewhere. Afterwards, mix them The cost of not innovating, or when saving on innovation…

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Author: Conxa Rodà

A certain duration: new approaches in the libraries

Carme Fenoll Museums and libraries share many things: we are in a process of change (well, the libraries are surely more advanced), we aim to place the users at the centre, we are questioning historical certainties, we are shaking up the structures, and we are opening ourselves up to the society.  We have invited   Carme…

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Author: Z_ Guest blogger

Thoughts on management: theory and practice in the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya /2

Josep M. Carreté This article is the follow-up of Thoughts on management: reflection and practice in the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya /1. The Museu Nacional, in the renovation process of its management, made a commitment towards the implementation of three main projects: E-administration The first project has required a gradual economic investment so as to…

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Author: Josep M. Carreté

Thoughts on management: theory and practice in the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya /1

Josep M. Carreté In recent years, the public institutions have been suffering what we could understand to be a step backwards in key aspects in their functioning: loss of the flexibility of their structures and systems of governance drastic reduction in human and financial resources excessive increase in the mechanisms of financial control centralisation of…

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Author: Josep M. Carreté

What’s next for Museums? Take aways of #MuseumNext

The 2015 #MuseumNext conference took place in Geneva from 19 to 21 April. More than 600 delegates from 31 countries make it the biggest museum conference in Europe. Three intensive days of content! Meaning for content the keynotes, workshops, Q&A, demos, visits and conversations. As usual, it’s impossible to synthesize everything on a post. I’ll…

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Author: Conxa Rodà

Tech trends beyond 2015 / 3

Conxa Rodà This third and final part of the series about the tech trends in museums deals with the technologies that go beyond 2015. To some it might seem a bit futurist. But it would be very convenient for us to be alert to the social digital trends and uses, and to keep experimenting and…

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Author: Conxa Rodà

The challenges for today’s museums

The museums find themselves, in the heart of the 21st century, in a definitively new environment which requires them to make a profound change in the way they act and relate with society. With no doubt, museums have overcome the model based on a nineteenth century conception that defined them as deposits of heritage to be catalogued, protected and exhibited.

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Author: Pepe Serra