Volume 3 in the Museum Ideas book series will be published later this year. We are now inviting proposals for essays to be included in the new book.
Over 150 leading museum innovators based in 16 countries across 6 continents have already shared their ideas in the first 2 volumes of Museum Ideas: Innovation in Theory and Practice.
Aim: Our aim is to share transformative ideas in museums globally. We want readers to learn from – and be inspired by – different perspectives outside their own specialism and locality. As such, proposals are invited from all areas of museum practice.
Some of the key areas we are interested in are social impact, progressive public engagement, adaptive leadership and delivering change, inventive digital initiatives, participatory practice, co-creation and creative programming, immersive experience culture, plus pioneering thinking for education, partnerships, fundraising, sustainability, activism, gaming, collections, curatorial practices, and the future of museums.
Submissions: We are actively seeking a diverse and representative range of museum professionals to contribute to the book. We also want to include a variety of writing styles and essays types. As such, we welcome proposals for opinion pieces, expository essays, practical case studies and fully-referenced chapters on a wide range of topics. Submissions should be between 1000–4000 words. The work should not have been published elsewhere and all contributions must be submitted in English.
Images: The 450+ page book will be full colour and images supporting the text are welcomed. Images should be supplied as high-res jpg files. Please also include copyright information and text captions for the images supplied.
Essay deadline: Completed essays should be submitted before the 1 August.
Volume 3 update: Proposals have already been received and accepted from around the world, including from museum professionals based in Buenos Aires, Berlin, Cape Town, Copenhagen, London, Los Angeles, Manchester, New York, Oxford, San Francisco, Winnipeg, and Washington D.C.
Submitting a proposal: Interested in contributing? Send me an email briefly outlining your idea for an essay and any questions you have about the project. The deadline for proposals is Wednesday 17 May.
I hope we can include your ideas in the book and look forward to hearing from you.