Thank you to everyone who came to the session Rainey Tisdale and I did at the 2019 NEMA (“What’s in it for museum staff?”). We hope you got something out of it! As promised, here’s the Spotify playlist of songs that bring us joy. I hope you’ll learn some new music (a moment of discovery) or have the chance to… Read more →
Thank you, Museums Alaska!
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 →
I saw Inside Out last night.
What can I say about a film that deals with emotions and is centered around Joy? Also voiced by Amy Poehler? Two thumbs up. Way up. Read more →
Thanks for a great year!
Friends and colleagues, What began as a hunch turned into a fun and meaningful project in 2014. Thank you to everyone who provided support as I launched Joyful Museums this summer! As the year draws to an end, I plan to close my survey. The project, however, is just getting started. In the New Year I’ll be working more on beefing up the… Read more →
Take your parents to work day? Done.
Today Fast Company asked, “How would you feel about heading in to the office with mom or dad (or both) in tow?” For those of us who work in museums, I think we can all agree we feel good about this. My parents have visited every museum I’ve worked in except one (and that’s only because the boat couldn’t dock… Read more →
Aug 1- Today’s survey response quote
I feel like a cheeseball, but I am happy at work most all of the time now. I knew I wanted to work in an area where I could help people and continually grow and learn myself. Now I work for a place that encourages me to help and to provide information and to learn. It’s our mission. And maybe… Read more →