Museums encourage participation. Museums are active and playful spaces, where visitor interaction and creativity are encouraged. Visitors should be encouraged to engage with perspectives at the museum, while also being inspired to contribute their own. A museum is also a school for the senses, where visitors can connect with their tactile, sensory, and emotional sides. Museums can surprise, delight, and astonish visitors by the many meanings, connections, and sensations they provoke.
Reconsidering Museums has resources to help your museum learn more about the value of community participation and to activate your visitors, even beyond your walls. Find the toolkit here.