A newsletter on progress-space research and audience development for cultural leaders. One reader calls it, "sometimes funny"

The next time a colleague mentions "engaging" audiences, remind them that:

  • personal injuries are engaging
  • house fires are engaging
  • an abandoned baby on your doorstep is engaging

Engagement isn't the goal. Museums can't survive on "engagement". Museums need revenue to fuel their missions.

And engagement isn't their goal either. A person doesn't visit a museum to be engaged. A person pursues experiences to help them achieve their goals.

Engagement is the result, not the cause.

What if we stopped pursuing results?

Have an engaging week,
Kyle

Drawing of "this is fine" meme with dog saying "This is engaging"

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