24 May 2024

Links of the Week: May 24, 2024: This Deal Is Getting Worse All the Time

Has the new buzzword for being trapped in a platform finally come for the museum field?

21 May 2024

Hustle Culture, Revisited, part 2: What I've Learned about Museums from Making Museum Human

What have I learned about the museum field from eight years of making Museum Human?

30 April 2024

How Can Different Groups in the Museum Agree on Impact?

Museums—and their departments and workers—are increasingly concerned about impact beyond the institution. But can museums have impact externally when they may not agree on just what it means—or how to get there—internally?

26 April 2024

Links of the Week: April 26, 2024: Process and Processing

Workplaces process trauma to the best of their ability—in our society, how good is that?

20 June 2023

"Who's Defensive? You're Defensive!" Accountability in Museum Work

When all around is collapsing, internal mistrust can easily turn into defensiveness.

10 May 2022

The Genius Delusion in Museum Work

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

22 March 2022

The "Cultural Translation" Burden in Museum Work

Is the fine art of cultural translation another organizational trap for museum workers?

10 December 2021

Links of the Week: December 10, 2021: Everything Must Go, Part 2

Some end-of-year reading on museums, silos, learning, racism, leadership, and climate

30 November 2021

So I Missed My Museum's Orientation

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

09 November 2021

Boundaries in Museum Work

Boundaries are good, except when they keep us apart. Can museum work manage both?

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?

05 January 2021

Are Museums Really Ready for Audience Research?

Museums' audience research efforts are undermined by troubling organizational trends.

20 July 2020

Silos, Revisited

Museums figure to be chaotic workplaces as they re-open. Might silos help?

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.

28 July 2019

Museums and the Paradox of Learning

Museums, teach your people well … Learning must be a key supporting mindset of a cultural sector workplace.