The cult of busyness is the museum field's daily expression of weaponized and exploited time.
Museums aren't just meritocracies. They are organizations that identify with smarts above all else. (Yes, even money.)
Hope can lead to transformation—are museums ready to support their workers in the days ahead?
Museums are addicted to institutional growth but precarity for their people.
Is ignoring the org structure the best way to make change or just more safe, performative rebellion?
What should museums do in the apocalypse? Stop talking about leadership, realism, and the new normal, to start.
Surveys on museum employee engagement are now commonplace. But real engagement comes from accountability, and that starts with respect for all staff.