10 May 2022

The Genius Delusion in Museum Work

Like most sectors, museums are in search of geniuses. But is that just the same old idolatry?

13 April 2022

Measuring the Unmeasurable in Museum Work

Worker feelings may be impossible to measure, and that's a good thing

29 March 2022

Transforming Workplace Time in Museums

Museum leaders have been reacting to crises. What if museum workers just started transforming their time?

22 March 2022

The "Cultural Translation" Burden in Museum Work

Is the fine art of cultural translation another organizational trap for museum workers?

01 March 2022

AOC, Rock Stars, and Leaderless Movements in Museum Orgs

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a star, but the rock star system isn't helping politics—or museums.

08 February 2022

Roles, Responsibilities, and Hats in Museum Work

What does it mean if our museum jobs are doomed to be undescribable to other museum workers?

21 January 2022

Links of the Week: January 21, 2022: Traumatic Times

Exploitation around many individual issues is adding up to big trauma for museum workers.

09 November 2021

Boundaries in Museum Work

Boundaries are good, except when they keep us apart. Can museum work manage both?

29 July 2021

Links of the Week: July 29, 2021: Time is it After Us

The unequal distribution of time is a museum-field tragedy

27 July 2021

Introverts and Extroverts in Museum Work

Is a museum workplace possible which benefits introverts, extroverts, and everyone who's both and in between?

22 June 2021

Agency and Autonomy in Museums

Autonomy and agency are the internal and external forms of self-actualization that all museum workers need.

18 May 2021

TMPR for Museum Workers, Part 4: Resources

This four-part series ends with Resources—can museums move past scarcity to abundance for their workers and orgs?

11 May 2021

TMPR for Museum Workers, Part 3: People

A four-part series continues with the place of people in the museum field. It's not as obvious as you think.

27 April 2021

TMPR: A New Acronym for Museum Workers (Part 1: Time)

The first in a series of four posts about Time, Money, People, and Resources in museum work and in museum workers' lives.

16 April 2021

Museums Can't End Projects Without a Map

Museums have no problem starting new work. Why is ending old work so difficult to get right?