Wrong, Revisited: Museum Worker Pain Points
Can we be wrong and right about museum-field pain points at the same time?
Links of the Week: March 3, 2023: Minding the Gaps
Sometimes it's what's missing that defines our workplaces.
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.
Measuring the Unmeasurable in Museum Work
Worker feelings may be impossible to measure, and that's a good thing
The Positivity of Negativity in Museum Work
Can we acknowledge doom and collapse and still make positive change in museums?
Study Hall: The Org Culture of Self-Examination in Museums
Museum-field studies are interesting, but does institutional org culture prevent real learning?
Introverts and Extroverts in Museum Work
Is a museum workplace possible which benefits introverts, extroverts, and everyone who's both and in between?
TMPR for Museum Workers, Part 3: People
A four-part series continues with the place of people in the museum field. It's not as obvious as you think.
Museum Org Culture Is Causing a Mental Health Crisis
Museums make mental health resources available to workers but ignore how their own org culture contributes to the problem.
Museums Trust the Process but Not the People
Museum workers are told to think in systems but put people first. So which is it?
Do We Need Museum Collectives?
Can the exceptionalist museum field move in a collaborative, networked direction?
Why All the Hating on Empathy?
Empathy is not a one-step solution to all organizational problems. It was never meant to be. Why all the piling on something which should be positive? Subscribe to The Museum at the End of the World to read more!
Will TED Talks or Tough Talk Lead to Better Org Culture in Museums?
Two simultaneous museum conferences, on opposite sides of the country, highlighted two different approaches to fixing what's wrong with museums.
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.