13 July 2020

Museum Leadership for the Rest of Us

Is it time to stop looking for leaders to guide us out of this pestilential age—and start looking to networks of people to rise to the challenge?

06 July 2020

Agile for What?

The museum sector has been talking for years about the need for agility. But just what are we trying to be agile for?

06 May 2020

The Museum at the End of the World: "I Didn't Mean It Literally" Edition

What should museums do in the apocalypse? Stop talking about leadership, realism, and the new normal, to start.

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.

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