Spotlight on Arts & Culture: Museums of the Future, with Kathy Maher by WPKN Community Radio published on 2018-08-15T21:39:08Z The August Spotlight on Arts & Culture (www.fcbuzz.org/events/literature/22955) features a conversation on Museums of the Future with Kathy Maher, Executive Director of Bridgeport's Barnum Museum (www.fcbuzz.org/directory/organizations/203). Hear how P.T. Barnum in the early 19th-century was at the vanguard of imagining what "the museum" would look like (buying up part of the collection of Charles Willson Peale's Philadelphia Museum) and then imagining the role of entertainment in making the objects within the museum come alive. Even before a tornado and two hurricanes ravaged the Barnum Museum, hear how Kathy and her Board were focusing on new and innovative methods, integrating history, arts, science and technology to create a dynamic 21st century Museum for the future. Hear about other museums on the same track and find out about a panel on this subject coming up at the conference of the New England Museums Association in Stamford this November.