Adding belonging to DEIA is a first step, but transformation runs deeper.
Adding Belonging to DEIA Doesn't Change Museums' Challenge to Transform.
Selves at work are complicated—and they should be. Can we deal?
Museums are busier figuring out their future, but do they understand their present?
Turns out that searching for the meaning of all things requires a looser org structure than you'd expect.
This week's links include the polycrisis, transparency, care vs fascism, and what museums should be doing about it all.
Museums and their workers have a world full of problems to deal with.
Here are some links on mission creep, DEIA, crypto, and burnout.
Are museums really treating racism in the field as a problem requiring transformation?
Antiracism isn't simply an action plan. For museums, that means rebuilding their own structure and culture into something new.
I started writing a year-end blog post several times, but it felt weird and delusional, like I was ignoring the approaching giant planet ready to destroy the Earth.
Are the privileged—including myself—ready to look in that mirror? My post last week on diversity got a lot of positive responses, but I'm more grateful for the ones which pointed out mistakes and implications in what I wrote.
Are museums ready for what a real commitment to diversity will entail?
Links to articles on book-designer-editor collaboration, staff diversity at Slack, and change and transformation in publishing.