Are efforts to make museums fairer workplaces—including with DEAI—just going in circles?
The dividing line between "just eff it" and "no effing way" has shifted, and museum workers have taken note.
Here are some links on mission creep, DEIA, crypto, and burnout.
Remote/hybrid work contradictions are a sign of how far museum workplaces have to go.
Can museum workers really down bring their own system?
Are museums really treating racism in the field as a problem requiring transformation?
Autonomy and agency are the internal and external forms of self-actualization that all museum workers need.
More museums are co-creating, but a deep and widespread practice will require a new org culture.
Antiracism isn't simply an action plan. For museums, that means rebuilding their own structure and culture into something new.