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Recent Posts by Elizabeth Merritt

“My Primary School is at the Museum…During the Pandemic”

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One challenge facing communities around the globe is providing safe spaces where children can continue their education as normally as possible during the COVID-19 pandemic. In the UK, …

Open Source Solidarity: Starting a Mutual Aid Fund at Your Museum

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
Earlier this month, I wrote about the role self-organized mutual aid groups are playing in our nation’s response to the financial damage inflicted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Today on the …

Mutual Aid in a Time of Crisis

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
The upheavals of 2020 are drawing more attention to a venerable form of community self-help: mutual aid societies. These self-organized support groups arose in the eighteenth century as a …

Chris Newell: First Wabanaki Leader of the Abbe Museum

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
Ian Elsner describes Museum Archipelago (@museum_go on Twitter) as “a tiny podcast guiding you through the rocky landscape of museums.” As a devoted follower of the podcast, I was delighted …

“Pay As You Stay” – an alternative pricing model for museums?

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
This year’s TrendsWatch cites buy-ahead pricing as one tool for enhancing revenue and managing attendance. In today’s guest post, Managing Director Tom Schoessler tells us how the Weserburg …

Reinventing Museums: Pandemic Disruption as an Opportunity for Change

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
Looking for some good things in a terrible time, people have pointed out that air pollution plummeted as the world locked down, sea turtles are nesting undisturbed, managers are realizing …

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