04 January 2022

The Museum Human Sangha is an Experiment in Liberation

We'll build on our shared knowledge and uncertainty with a Discord community for Museum Human subscribers.

30 November 2021

So I Missed My Museum's Orientation

Is museum onboarding too inconsistent to make "museum citizenship" a reality?

09 November 2021

Boundaries in Museum Work

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

21 September 2021

Resilience, Revisited

Is resilience in the museum sector just another individualized solution to structural problems?

17 September 2021

Links of the Week: September 17, 2021: The Great Exhausting

The Great Resignation is here, but is there a deeper issue lurking in the museum field?

20 July 2021

Museum Work in an Age of Anxiety

Are museums and workers ready to confront existential threats to their very existence?

22 April 2021

Links of the Week: April 22, 2021: What's Really Tiring …

After the Minneapolis guilty verdicts earlier this week, here are some links about exhaustion.

09 April 2021

Last Exit to Interview

Can museums do better with exit interviews? An immodest proposal.

30 March 2021

Links of the Week: March 30, 2021: Trust, Who Do You …

Organizational trust in museums doesn't just happen. It takes a lot of work—and a desire to be trusted.

26 March 2021

Busyness, Revisited

The cult of busyness is the museum field's daily expression of weaponized and exploited time.

23 February 2021

How to Make Museum Work Flexible, not Fauxible

Flexible work is not just schedules and policies. It's roles, skills, mindsets, and more. Otherwise it's fake flexibility: fauxibility.

19 January 2021

Do Museum Workers Need a Demon of Their Own?

Is a deal with sinister forces necessary for museum people to get their work done?

31 August 2020

The Museum Field's Twin Obsessions with Scarcity and Growth

Museums are addicted to institutional growth but precarity for their people.

11 August 2019

The Burnout Dilemma

Is burnout in the museum field something particular to the sector, or just another expression of the rotten Matrix? And which do we tackle first?