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Bill Tramposch

2019 Aroha Fellow for Museums and Creative Aging, American Alliance of Museums

Recent Posts by Bill Tramposch

The Illusion of Old Age

Category: Museums and Aging
One of the lesser-known essays of Ralph Waldo Emerson is on the topic of old age, or rather the illusions surrounding and benefits of advanced years. Curiously, in 1862 he was describing …

Simplifying Creative Aging

Category: Museums and Aging
“What’s creative aging?” is a question that usually comes fast on the heels of mentioning the term. I have tried to explain it so many times that, for economy’s sake, I’ve developed ways to …

Revisiting the Summit on Creativity and Aging in America

Category: Museums and Aging
The 2015 Summit on Creativity and Aging in America represented a key turning point in our country’s conversation about creative aging. Co-presented by the National Endowment for the Arts …

A Comedian’s Take on Aging

Category: Museums and Aging
I once heard a comedian say that life is wonderful, just backward. He said that if he were God he would have had us born into old ague-ridden age (a seven, say, on the Shakespeare scale of …

The Upside of Aging

Category: Museums and Aging
Paul Irving is the president of the Milken Institute, where he leads initiatives to improve public health and aging across America and the world. I have had the pleasure of communicating …

Creative Aging Strategies from Abroad

Category: Museums and Aging
A couple of years ago, New Zealand’s Office for Seniors initiated the development of a “Healthy Ageing Strategy.” Toward that end, they invited leading national organizations …

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