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Recent Posts by Elizabeth Merritt

NFTs: Museums Can Build Other, Better Digital Stuff

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    “When I was a congressional aide, we had an expression, ‘No idea was too stupid to say out loud,’ so here it is, hear me out. Instead of buying these ships? Don’t buy …

Your Self-care Prescription: News Positivity

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Reporters at Axios recently summarized data documenting a steep drop-off in news consumption in the past six months. Evidently, the relentless thunder of traumatic events is driving more …

In Praise of Mission Creep

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
My focus this year is on exploring the ways museums serve as essential infrastructure for their communities: improving education for our children, creating livable communities for our …

The Library of the Great Silence: A Space for Beings Throughout the Universe to Explore Shared Challenges

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
I have a special place in my heart for exhibits and installations that explore potential futures in creative, immersive ways. As I compiled a collection of such work, at some point I …

Where to Find the Future at #AAM2022

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We are having a real, face-to-face conference! Boston, May 19-22. I, for one, look forward to seeing you all in person (at least from the mask up), and plan to revel in the informal …

Introducing the 2022 Edition of TrendsWatch

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
As a child, I fell in love with museums for the good they did for me: providing a place of wonder, exploration, refuge, and, as I aged into teen-dom, an opportunity for meaningful work as a …

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