What Museum Human Means by "Hierarchy"

What if just reforming leadership and the hierarchy isn't enough?

Links of the Week: April 7, 2023: Gifts to Our Future Selves

The best gift to yourself is one that others get to share in.

The Museum Doctors: Interview with Jose Antonio Gordillo Martorell of Cultural Inquiry

What if museums didn't just listen to children and communities, but did what they were told?

Wrong, Revisited: Museum Worker Pain Points

Can we be wrong and right about museum-field pain points at the same time?

Can Emergent Skills Save the Museum Sector? A chat with Dr. Lauren Vargas

Museums say they want better community relationships but need better emergent skills first.

Links of the Week: February 3, 2023: One Month In

Do museum workers pay enough attention to goals, planning, and trends?

Links of the Week: August 31, 2022: The System

Considering their educational pedigrees, museum workers aren't used to thinking of their institutions as systems.

The Genius Delusion in Museum Work

Like most sectors, museums are in search of geniuses. But is that just the same old idolatry?

Measuring the Unmeasurable in Museum Work

Worker feelings may be impossible to measure, and that's a good thing

We Ignore the Museum Busyness Elephant at Our Peril

Museum workloads are undermining the entire remote/return discussion and so much more.

Towards a New Museum Conference Ecosystem?

Nearly 50 museum-field professionals discussed evolving the museum conference-scape into something broader

Roles, Responsibilities, and Hats in Museum Work

What does it mean if our museum jobs are doomed to be undescribable to other museum workers?

Study Hall: The Org Culture of Self-Examination in Museums

Museum-field studies are interesting, but does institutional org culture prevent real learning?

Links of the Week: January 14, 2022: Unconventional Wisdom

We're mistaken … about a great many things.

So I Missed My Museum's Orientation

Is museum onboarding too inconsistent to make "museum citizenship" a reality?