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Recent Posts by Elizabeth Merritt

How to Stay Informed While Staying Sane

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
I sometimes joke that my animal avatar is a Whale Shark, because it’s my job to trawl the ocean of news every day, filtering masses of content in search of nutritious bits to share with the …

Museums as Catalysts for Climate Action

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Editor’s note: Right now global attention is focused on the COVID-19 pandemic and protests around the world ignited by the murder of George Floyd (one of the latest in a long string …

COVID-19 and Museum Volunteers

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
Support Free COVID-19 Resources for the Field The current crisis is taking a distressing financial toll on cultural organizations, and AAM is no different. The Alliance Blog is supported by …

Lessons Learned from SARS (and Strikes) at the Ontario Science Center

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
Often the best way to foresee the future is to revisit the past. In March, professor Marjorie Schwarzer offered an overview of how US museums responded to three pandemics in the 20th …

How to Get Ready to Open the Doors

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
Support Free COVID-19 Resources for the Field: These resources have been taken out from behind the member paywall to make them free and accessible for all. The current crisis is taking a …

Short Term Strategies for Museum Workers

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
As I wrote in the latest edition of TrendsWatch, staff who feel valued, supported, and trained are a museum’s most important resource for implementing long-term strategies for financial …

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