13 May 2021

Links of the Week: May 13, 2021: Ace off Base

What does the internal turmoil at a small software company have to do with museum org culture? Read on.

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.

20 April 2021

Museum Org Culture Is Causing a Mental Health Crisis

Museums make mental health resources available to workers but ignore how their own org culture contributes to the problem.

09 April 2021

Last Exit to Interview

Can museums do better with exit interviews? An immodest proposal.

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.)

19 January 2021

Do Museum Workers Need a Demon of Their Own?

Is a deal with sinister forces necessary for museum people to get their work done?

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?

21 September 2020

Does Hope Belong in a Museum?

What will save museums—optimism or hope?

14 September 2020

I, Jargoneer

Museum workers are done with buzzwords. So how do we move from words to real impact?

17 August 2020

Going Rogue, Revisited

Is ignoring the org structure the best way to make change or just more safe, performative rebellion?

27 July 2020

Normal, Disrupted

What normal are all of us in museums—leaders, workers—trying to get back to? Is there a better "no-normal" out there?

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?