I had a wonderful time last month in Nome at the Museums Alaska conference. I so enjoyed getting to meet everyone and hearing about the great work you do for Alaska and the world. Thank you for being so warm and welcoming to me! If you missed my keynote, good news! It will be included in the forthcoming The… Read more →
More on Leaving the Field– my podcast interview with Museum Archipelago
I had the pleasure of sitting down with Ian Elsner for an episode of his podcast, Museum Archipelago. While we talk about my recent work with my colleagues Sarah, Dawn, and Claudia about leaving the museum field, the views and ramblings are my own. Ian keeps his podcasts short. They are always 15 minutes or less (a feature his parents like).… Read more →
I guess we hit a nerve.
We heard this week that our post about Leaving the Museum Field is the most-viewed article on the AAM Alliance blog since it launched a year ago. Yay? Since our goal was to get people talking about this elephant in the room, I feel good. i just wish it wasn’t a conversation we even have to have at all. But… Read more →
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… Read more →
I’m a “visionary” GenX-er
I had a great time talking with fellow Cantabrigian Heidi Legg for TheEditorial recently. The best part about my job, aside from attempting to set the organizational culture, is having a platform to share my opinions about the value of history, and about the museum field as a whole. While I clearly state the views expressed are my own,… Read more →
What Does Success as a Museum Worker Look Like?
Thanks to Anabel Roque Rodríguez for asking me to answer this question! My answers over on her blog. Read more →
Gender Equity in Museums Movement (GEMM) website launched!
Want to create equity in the museum workplace but don’t know where to start? We got it all happening here! Read more →
Why are museum workers leaving the field? — UPDATE
A few months back, some colleagues and I asked you for your thoughts about leaving the museum field. Over 1,000 of you responded! This update is a bit of a non-update (sorry!). We’re still processing the responses. In the meantime, here’s some of what we heard: What advice would you give to the museum field to prevent more people… Read more →
The internship, redefined.
There are so many issues wrapped up in workplace culture, and one of them is how we treat our interns. Interns. Young people excited about the field who go on to become our museum coworkers. Good thing or bad thing? Many feel our current model of museum internships is broken. We don’t pay our interns who are working for us… Read more →
SURVEY! The Generation Game: Millennials, Gen-Xers, and Baby Boomers Working Together
Hi guys, I know. Another day, another survey. But you’ve been so great to help with all the others! Thank you! If you have a spare 4 minutes, can you fill out this survey about how you work with different generations in your museum? Results will be shared at the NEMA conference next month in Mystic, CT.… Read more →