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Recent Posts by Elizabeth Merritt

Strategies for Short-term Financial Survival

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
The museum sector is just beginning to assess the impact of closures, travel bans, cancellation of major events, and the implementation of social distancing. When you have time to take a …

TrendsWatch: Building Financial Resilience in a Time of Crisis

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
Here at the Alliance, we know that COVID-19 is inflicting severe damage on museums. Our sector is just beginning to assess the impact of closures, travel bans, cancellation of major events …

Using Scenarios to Plan Your Museum’s COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Response

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
Update from Elizabeth (3-18-20): since I wrote this post last week, Spain and France announced lockdowns, President Trump recommended that people avoid gatherings of ten people or more, and …

Workshopping the Future: Foresight in Hindsight

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
At AAM 2019 in New Orleans, I led a three-hour futuring workshop, teaching attendees how to conduct foresight activities at their own organizations. Katie Eagleton attended that workshop, …

#5WomenArtists Shaping Museum Practice

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
Museums are among the most trusted sources of information and can use that superpower of trust to nudge society towards preferred futures. Today on the blog, Amy Mannarino, Director of …

Sharing the Webinar Recording: Creating Sustainable Financial Models for Research Collections

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
Last month, Jill Parsons at the Ecological Society of America and Judy Gradwohl of the San Diego Natural History Museum joined me online to explore how museums can build income streams …

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