Recent Posts by Elizabeth Merritt

Call for Nominations: Zero Project 2019

Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion
I love to see museums and museum people winning awards and recognition outside our sector. Such accolades demonstrate the ability for museums to good in world-changing ways, and buffs the …

Taking Museums to Where the People Are

Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
Today’s guest post is by Charles Philipp, co-founder of MICRO, a nonprofit that creates free standing “mini museums” for public places. MICRO caught my attention for several reasons. Their …

Museums for an Equitable Future

The museum sector often thinks about equity in terms of access to exhibits and educational programs. There is also a robust and growing movement to make museums’ digital assets, including …

Exploring the Future Through the Museum of Banned Objects

Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
One way futurists expand our thinking is through the creation of immersive scenarios: physical embodiments of possible futures. In one of my favorite examples, futurist Jake Dunagan …

Futurist Friday: Critical Thinking

Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
It’s time for CFM’s weekly micro-tutorial in strategic foresight! Today’s lesson: how to evaluate forecasts that “in the future…this or that will be …

Capture the Flag: the struggle over representation and identity

“Take down the flag. Take it down now. Put it in a museum. Inscribe beneath it the years 1861–2015.” — Ta-Nehisi Coates The past year has been marked by protests across the globe as …