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Recent Posts by Elizabeth Merritt

The Library of the Great Silence: A Space for Beings Throughout the Universe to Explore Shared Challenges

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I have a special place in my heart for exhibits and installations that explore potential futures in creative, immersive ways. As I compiled a collection of such work, at some point I …

Where to Find the Future at #AAM2022

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We are having a real, face-to-face conference! Boston, May 19-22. I, for one, look forward to seeing you all in person (at least from the mask up), and plan to revel in the informal …

Introducing the 2022 Edition of TrendsWatch

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
As a child, I fell in love with museums for the good they did for me: providing a place of wonder, exploration, refuge, and, as I aged into teen-dom, an opportunity for meaningful work as a …

Introducing Your Do-It-Yourself Toolkit for Strategic Foresight

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Check it out. I made something for you ↑ I’ve been teaching strategic foresight to museum people for fourteen years now, travelling around the country to give talks and lead workshops, …

NFTs, Cryptocurrency, and Museum Practice

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I am going to break a long silence to weigh in on the current conversation around NFTs, addressing four issues that have come up repeatedly in my conversations with people inside and …

The Future of Museum Labor: Exploring the Latest COVID Impact Data

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Last week the Alliance released the results of our most recent snapshot of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on US museums. We launched this series of surveys in June 2020, a little over …

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