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Recent Posts by Elizabeth Merritt

How Can Museums Empower Communities? TACA Perforum

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
Last month I had the honor of speaking on a panel organized by The Arts Community Alliance (TACA) in Dallas, hosted by the Nasher Sculpture Center. Every year TACA brings together speakers …

Call for Applications: Aroha Fellowship for Museums & Creative Aging

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Last week the Alliance launched the search for our first senior fellow. With the generous support of Aroha Philanthropies, this individual will spend two years advancing the work of museums …

The Joker in the Museum Planning Pack

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The fourth and final installment of TrendsWatch 2018’s scenarios of the future is now up on the web. Wild Times explores what might happen if fate deals our field an unexpected card: the …

Wild Times: In which social service nonprofits save the day.

Category: Future Forecasting
Introduction to This Scenario A wild card scenario explores the kind of low-probability, high-impact event that can disrupt the best-laid plans. Though you shouldn’t obsess about these …

Futurist Friday: Emotional Storytelling

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My favorite futurist video this week: Karen Palmer talking about her latest artificial intelligence project. Palmer is an artist/technologist who combines film, storytelling, and …

A Roundup of Decolonization News

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The popularity of last week’s guest post by Frank Howarth on decolonizing the museum mind prompts me to share a round-up of some of the stories I’ve been collecting on efforts to decolonize …