The Center for the Future of Museums initiated Museums and Society 2034: Trends and Potential Futures Report to explain some of the emerging trends that will affect the future of museums.

Reach Advisors, examined articles, data sets, interviews and discussion forums to identify trends for the next 25 years.

Topics covered include the changing demographics of America, economic and geopolitical concerns, dramatic shifts in communication, and an emerging creative renaissance sparked by the technology.

Each section overviews the trend with evidence for the prediction.

Each trend has a brief discussion of what it means for museums and what museums may look like in 2034.

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