Making Sustainability Sustainable for Museums: an Interview with Caitlin Southwick
Sustainability for museums is a cross-disciplinary mindset.
Links of the Week: May 12, 2023: Time Costs
Museums are discussing big issues but lack the time to implement real changes.
Shrug Culture: Innovation, Help, and Sharing in Museums
All too often, one worker's innovation is another worker's meh.
Links of the Week: April 7, 2023: Gifts to Our Future Selves
The best gift to yourself is one that others get to share in.
Links of the Week: March 31, 2023: Museums Keep On Keeping On?
Museums are busier figuring out their future, but do they understand their present?
The Museum Doctors: Interview with Jose Antonio Gordillo Martorell of Cultural Inquiry
What if museums didn't just listen to children and communities, but did what they were told?
Wrong, Revisited: Museum Worker Pain Points
Can we be wrong and right about museum-field pain points at the same time?
Can Emergent Skills Save the Museum Sector? A chat with Dr. Lauren Vargas
Museums say they want better community relationships but need better emergent skills first.
Links of the Week: February 24, 2023: Getting Back to Museums
Museums and their workers have a world full of problems to deal with.
The Resignation Might Be Great, but is It Real?
How the Great Resignation, Quiet Quitting, and Hybrid/Remote work interrelate
Links of the Week: January 6, 2023: R U (Still) Masking?
The new year starts with a lot of links but a lot less masking …
We Ignore the Museum Busyness Elephant at Our Peril
Museum workloads are undermining the entire remote/return discussion and so much more.
The Illusion of Certainty in the Museum Field Has to End
Museums—and the western business model—are obsessed with certainty. Is there another path?
Links of the Week: January 7, 2022: Powers of Ten
Some things don't change when the calendar flips, like unsustainable workloads.
Are We Entering a Post-Museum-Conference Era?
I loved the virtual museum conferences I attended this year, but is it time for a different model altogether?