Forecasting the Future of History Organizations and Their Leaders

John Durel, SHA Coordinator and his wife Anita have posted an excellent blog entry at AAM’s Center for the Future of Museums on the Future of History Organizations and Their Leaders.

We encourage you to go to for the full post. In the meantime, here’s a snippet:

For three weeks every November leaders and practitioners from the field of the public history meet at Developing History Leaders @SHA to discuss challenges and future directions for history organizations.  This week’s blog post is by John Durel, who coordinates SHA, and his partner, Anita Durel. John and Anita work with museum executives nationwide and have written frequently about museums and cultural organizations.

The public history field—history museums, historical societies, historic sites and archives—has reached a tipping point. Driven by the need to develop financially sustainable operating models, the impact of technology how individuals access and share information and most importantly the emergence and favorable reception of new leaders with entrepreneurial acumen, the field is no longer hesitant or resistant to change. Though some organizations are lagging, we see a blossoming of ideas and new approaches that promise to make history relevant, meaningful and useful in today’s world.

This is a time of innovation. Here are ten developments we see coming in the years ahead (read more at

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