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Recent Posts by Elizabeth Merritt

The next COVID scenario: Delta Force

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The near term future is looking much brighter than it was in March 2020, when I published my first set of scenarios exploring how the COVID-19 pandemic might play out. While the death toll …

Digital Readiness and Pandemic Adaptations

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
On February 10, 2021, the American Alliance of Museums and the John S. Knight Foundation hosted an online conversation about “Digital Readiness and Pandemic Adaptations.” The webinar …

Navigating a Disrupted Future at #AAM2021

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How is a talk different from a written report? How is a digital presentation different from its analog kin? Earlier this week I gave my annual TrendsWatch session at the #AAM2021 virtual …

A Futures Approach to Museum Planning

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
Nothing gives me greater joy than learning how the futurist materials created by CFM have helped museums and museum people in their work. Today on the blog, Ty Smith and Jeremy Taylor tell …

Your Guide to the Future at #AAM2021

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
I began publishing a “guide to the future” for each AAM annual meeting nearly a decade ago. This was, in part, a response to feedback from attendees (especially first-timers) that the …

Combatting Burnout in the Museum Sector

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
Last month the Alliance released the results of “Measuring the Impact of COVID-19 on People in the Museum Field.” Respondents (the majority of who identified themselves as full-time or …

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