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Recent Posts by Elizabeth Merritt

Futuring in New Orleans: Registration Now Open!

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
I’ll be giving a workshop at the AAM annual meeting in New Orleans where I’ll share some foresight activities you can use to enliven your own institutional planning. The workshop will run …

Announcing the Alliance Scholarship for Strategic Foresight

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
The first item on my wish list for the second decade of the Center for the Future of Museums is: “more museum futurists.” By which I mean, people who appreciate the importance of strategic …

Exploring A Neurospeculative Future

Category: Technology
This article originally appeared in the January/February 2019 issue of Museum magazine, a benefit of AAM membership. Ashley Baccus-Clark discusses the storytelling promise of VR, her work, …

Introducing TrendsWatch2018: The Scenario Edition

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
“The human species thinks in metaphors and learns through stories.” —Mary Catherine Bateson TrendsWatch 2018: The Scenario Edition has been released into the wild! This …

The Museum of Street Culture

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
One national trend I’ve been tracking is the recent rise in people experiencing homelessness or housing insecurity. On any given night over a half million people in the US are coping with …

Turning Geo-Spatial Museum Data into a Soft Power Evaluation Tool

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
One of the best things about working for the Alliance is the chance to meet interesting people who drop by our offices to chat about their work. One recent visitor was Dr. Natalia …