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Recent Posts by Elizabeth Merritt

Collections 2030 – What Future for Museum Collections in the UK?

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
One of the five pillars of the Alliance’s strategic plan is global thinking. We know that US museums can become stronger by learning from their colleagues around the world. Case in point: …

Capturing the Spirit of the Field Museum

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One of my current projects is helping museums figure out how to develop new mission-related-income streams. In 2016, I helped develop and teach a workshop at which staff from natural …

Exploring a Fragmented Future

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The second installment of TrendsWatch 2018’s scenarios of 2040 is now up on the web for discussion and comment! Fragmentation is woven from some of the anxieties shared by museum people …

Fragmentation: Underground activists fight for equity, privacy, and economic reform

Category: Future Forecasting
Introduction to This Scenario “Fragmentation” weaves together some of the anxieties shared by museum people when we asked, “What are your fears about the future?” While we hope that these …

Tweeting about a Bright Future

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Next week my colleagues and I at the Alliance will publish the second scenario in the set of future fictions that make up TrendsWatch 2018: The Planning Edition. This next installment, …

Join me in Detroit to Explore the Future of Immersive Practice

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
I’ve spent the past week designing some futurist exercises for a convening the Alliance is organizing at Detroit Institute of Arts, September 6-7. My colleagues and I are organizing …