05 August 2022

Links of the Week: August 5, 2022: Just Eff It?

The dividing line between "just eff it" and "no effing way" has shifted, and museum workers have taken note.

13 May 2022

Links of the Week: May 13, 2022: Change Like You Mean It

Whose change? And changing into what? What does change mean for museum workers?

22 February 2022

The Positivity of Negativity in Museum Work

Can we acknowledge doom and collapse and still make positive change in museums?

18 January 2022

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?

03 December 2021

Links of the Week: December 3, 2021: Everything Must Go

It's been a big year in links … let's start by focusing on change.

05 August 2021

Links of the Week: August 5, 2021: Bubble Bath

Times of uncertainty breed bubbles from greed and desperation. What do these mean for museums?

20 July 2021

Museum Work in an Age of Anxiety

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

02 February 2021

Against the Museum Smartocracy

Museums aren't just meritocracies. They are organizations that identify with smarts above all else. (Yes, even money.)

08 December 2020

Do We Need Museum Collectives?

Can the exceptionalist museum field move in a collaborative, networked direction?

21 September 2020

Does Hope Belong in a Museum?

What will save museums—optimism or hope?

24 August 2020

What Museums Mean by Transparency

"Transparency" joins the performative hit parade in museum organizational culture.

10 August 2020

The Current Museum Model Has to Die

A new unconference series demands Death to (the institutional failures of) Museums.

27 July 2020

Normal, Disrupted

What normal are all of us in museums—leaders, workers—trying to get back to? Is there a better "no-normal" out there?

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?

03 November 2019

The Not-So-Fine Art of Being Wrong in Museums

Changing your mind? Open to opinions? The museum field doesn't seem to value I-don't-know-it-alls.