17 February 2020

How Museums Can Really Have Engaged Employees

Surveys on museum employee engagement are now commonplace. But real engagement comes from accountability, and that starts with respect for all staff.

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.

30 June 2019

Who Decides Who Gets to "Fix" Tech?

Technologists, especially some who were responsible for the rise of surveillance capitalist behemoths, are declaring technology broken and proposing humanist solutions. What could be wrong with that? And what does this mean for museums?

06 September 2017

The Connection of Museums, Technology, and Entrepreneurship

Though Samantha is guiding the creation of amazing gallery experiences and I’m obsessing on organizational change from within museums, it turned out that we had a lot of concerns in common.

28 August 2017

Autumn is Coming

Between my conference workand the non-stop slow apocalypse we find ourselves in, it never felt like the right time to write about museums as workplaces or museums and organizational culture.

27 March 2017

This is How We Blog in the Museum Field

A new book featuring blogs from museum professionals is a testament to the challenges facing our sector—and the great number of awesome people working to solve them.

14 March 2017

Games, Digital Pubs, and Voices: an Interview with Susan Edwards of the Hammer Museum

So many of us in the museum technology field are a multitude of different experiences and backgrounds. Susan Edwards fits that to a T.

04 March 2017

Mindfulness is a Terrible Thing for Museums to Waste

Workplaces are only getting busier. How do museum workers find time to think?

16 January 2017

Keeping Ourselves Real in Our Museum Work

The workplace psychology movement of the week is a call for authenticity. Do museums have a particular office honesty problem?

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