Article: Leaving the Museum Field

Sarah, Claudia, Dawn, and I wrote a short article summarizing our research on why museum workers leave the field. Thanks again to all of our colleagues across the world who contributed to the conversation.


We’ve all had the conversation. Maybe it was with your work buddy, or your former museum studies classmate as you caught up over drinks. Or maybe it was you, at home with your partner. The conversation often starts with, “I love working in museums, but I don’t think I can do it anymore because of [insert reason here]. I’m thinking about getting out of museums altogether.”

Read the entire article on the Alliance Labs blog.

Results of the survey are here.

As always, please comment and offer your solutions for how we can make working in museums better for all of us! Thank you!

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