29 July 2022

Links of the Week: July 29, 2022: Going Deep

When a story is ending, what needs to change—the story or the storytellers?

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?

05 November 2021

Links of the Week: November 5, 2021: Hybrid Check-in

Everyone's writing about the Great Resignation. Is anyone doing anything about it, besides leaving? And, a survey!

29 October 2021

Links of the Week: October 29, 2021: Museum Field Scares

The museum field is full of fear, and not the fun kind.

09 April 2021

Last Exit to Interview

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

24 November 2020

The Capitalism Conundrum for Museum Workers

Is there another way for the museum sector besides all-encompassing capitalism? Thoughts on week two of MCN 2020.

17 August 2020

Going Rogue, Revisited

Is ignoring the org structure the best way to make change or just more safe, performative rebellion?

12 March 2020

The Museum at the End of the World: Alternate Timeline Edition

How might your life and career have changed if you didn't end up working in a museum?

20 January 2020

The Schrödinger's Career of Working in Museums

Museum workers are calling out the contradictions of their institutions and the field. Are museums—and workers—ready for the changes required?

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?

28 July 2019

Museums and the Paradox of Learning

Museums, teach your people well … Learning must be a key supporting mindset of a cultural sector workplace.

28 November 2017

Is MCN now the Museum Change Network?

The Museum Computer Network 2017 conference was heavy on change, leadership, and navigating the org chart. Have we entered a "post-digital" era of "always be changing" in museum technology?