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?

27 December 2016

A Year of Shattered Expectations

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.

19 November 2016

Museums in an Age of Despair

If you work in a museum, the title of this post is a no-brainer, but it is also part of the problem.

08 November 2016

Call It The Human League: Museum Computer Network 2016

MCN2016 was a great, positive, uplifting conference, and it happened—and election night doesn't change that. A commitment to real, impactful change was never more important.

11 October 2016

This Month I'll Be on Medium

For most of October 2016, my good friend Jennifer Foley, of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, and I were exchanging letters on Medium about some contentious words in museum practice.

19 September 2016

Playing Favorites: Personal Taste and Working in a Museum

When you work in a museum, how do you decide on your favorite work in the collection? And should that change over time?

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