08 June 2021

Co-Creation Requires a Museum Field Re-Creation

More museums are co-creating, but a deep and widespread practice will require a new org culture.

03 June 2021

Links of the Week: June 3, 2021: Museums, Docs, and AI

Museums are reopening, but are they ready for tough questions about purpose, membership, and AI?

18 May 2021

TMPR for Museum Workers, Part 4: Resources

This four-part series ends with Resources—can museums move past scarcity to abundance for their workers and orgs?

11 May 2021

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.

04 May 2021

TMPR for Museum Workers, Part 2: Money

A four-part series continues with the relationship of museum workers and their institutions to money and value.

27 April 2021

TMPR: A New Acronym for Museum Workers (Part 1: Time)

The first in a series of four posts about Time, Money, People, and Resources in museum work and in museum workers' lives.

26 March 2021

Busyness, Revisited

The cult of busyness is the museum field's daily expression of weaponized and exploited time.

23 February 2021

How to Make Museum Work Flexible, not Fauxible

Flexible work is not just schedules and policies. It's roles, skills, mindsets, and more. Otherwise it's fake flexibility: fauxibility.

02 February 2021

Against the Museum Smartocracy

Museums aren't just meritocracies. They are organizations that identify with smarts above all else. (Yes, even money.)

12 January 2021

What a Recent Symposium Says about Museum Democracy

Is it time for a museum-field symposium for the rest of us?

29 December 2020

Museum Human's Top Five Themes of 2020

What throughlines did Museum Human's posts traverse over the course of the year?

01 December 2020

Museums Must Pivot Back to People

Museums have been pivoting to post-normal workplaces. What else are they pivoting to?

12 October 2020

Is a Different Museum Org a Work of Fiction?

Everyone's asking questions about what a museum should be. Can we change what museums will be?

31 August 2020

The Museum Field's Twin Obsessions with Scarcity and Growth

Museums are addicted to institutional growth but precarity for their people.

03 August 2020

Digital Museum Publishing is Still Trying in 2020

In a pandemic world, is digital publishing an answer for museums—or the same problem in different packaging?