Understanding the conditions that foster empathy might be the disruptive innovation that inspires solutions to a range of local and global challenges. Museums can contribute to human socioemotional development that advances positive societal progress through experiential learning, narratives about shared humanity and our planet, and by acting as forums for reflection and dialogue. Four museum representatives examine the role of empathy as an institutional core value; as integral to the curatorial, design, and educational program development processes; and as an intentional outcome in behavioral change.

Adam Rozan, Elif Gokcigdem, Emlyn Koster, Jonathan Carfagno, Ruth Shelly