Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Social Bridging at Museums

"At museums, we mostly bond with the friends and family with whom we attend. Social bridging is harder to come by, especially as society becomes more striated. Bridging is essential to building strong, safe, diverse communities. There are few places where bridging happens naturally. If we can make our museum a place that intentionally encourages and inspires bridging, we will make a powerful impact on our whole community." Nina Simon on her blog. 

This social bridging that Nina talks about reflects what our theme of "different cultures...prairie neighbours'' at our museum is trying to accomplish. We need to find the time in our volunteer life to expand it in our exhibits and programs. 

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