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Recent Posts by Elizabeth Merritt

Collecteurs: Social Responsibility and Accessible Art

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Regular readers of this blog know that I’m always on the hunt for museum-like organizations that live just slightly outside the traditional museum sphere. Such business can illuminate …

Trading Labor for Food

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As I revisit my “diary of the future” from a decade ago, I find myself examining how my speculative vision of 2019 has converged with or diverged from reality. Some of my …

When a Private Museum has Massive Public Support

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Even before the 2008 financial collapse only 56 percent of museums received support from local government, and that funding made up about 10 percent of their overall operating budget. The …

From For-Profit to Nonprofit: Evolution of the International Spy Museum

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Next up in my exploration of museum business models, a conversation with Tamara Christian, president of the International Spy Museum. The Spy Museum is the first museum I’ve found that has …

In Which Penny and Frank Wash Up at the Villa

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The best part of futuring is inviting other folks to play along. For the fifth entry in my 2008 diary of the future, I recruited my real-life companions to contribute to the plot, and they …

(Co)Working in a Museum

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In a 2017 post on this blog, Tui Te Hau, the director of the Te Papa museum’s Mahuki innovation accelerator, offered some advice for museums considering starting their own coworking spaces. …

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