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Recent Posts by Elizabeth Merritt

A Futurist Call for Proposals at AAM2020

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CFM is building a museum time machine, and you can help., In the spirit of the 2020 AAM annual meeting theme (“A Bridge to the Future”) CFM will transform one room at the Moscone Convention …

Museums and Equity: Volunteers

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42% male 22% African American, Asian, or Hispanic/Latino ethnicity. 66% percent under the age of 55 49% with less than a college degree That’s the demographic profile of volunteers in the …

Revisiting Volunteers and Museum Labor

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I’m working on an essay about museum volunteers and diversity, exploring how this issue intertwines with efforts to diversify our staff, boards, and audiences. What are the barriers …

Building an Equitable Future: Museums and Reparations

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Today is Juneteenth, commemorating the emancipation of enslaved black people in America. This holiday is a big deal here in my home town of Washington D.C. Not coincidentally, today the …

Two Artists on the Future of Blockchain and Art

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Every year I feature an emerging technology in TrendsWatch, and this year I dove into blockchain—the distributed, encrypted digital ledger system that supports both cryptocurrencies like …

TrendsWatch 2019: Take Care: Building resilience and sustainable practice

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This is one of the five trends from the 2019 TrendsWatch. Click here to read more about the full report.  “Self-care is not selfish. You cannot serve from an empty vessel.” —Eleanor Brownn …