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Recent Posts by Elizabeth Merritt

Leveling the Playing Field at Sugar Hill

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I fell in love with the Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling back in 2014, when I read that Broadway Housing Communities’ brief to architect David Adjaye for this …

TrendsWatch 2018: Our Bright Future

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Check it out! The first sections of TrendsWatch 2018 are now up on the Alliance website. This year, in honor of CFM’s 10th anniversary, I’m putting together a Scenario Edition of the report …

Future Proofing Museum Business Plans: Creating sustainable models for natural history research collections.

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This article originally appeared in the May/June 2017 edition of Museum magazine. Last December, I co-taught a workshop in the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History’s newly renovated …

Seeding Vitality Arts with The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art

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This is the third in a series of posts publicizing Aroha Philanthropy’s call for proposals for Seeding Vitality Arts in Museums, funding the development and implementation of high quality, …

Our Bright Future: Idealists and pragmatists work together to build a sustainable world.

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Introduction to This Scenario Our Bright Future is a story based on the hopes and aspirations that museum people shared with AAM’s Center for the Future of Museums when we asked, “What is …

Seeding Vitality Arts at the Newark Museum

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The Alliance is collaborating with Aroha Philanthropies and Lifetime Arts to support a cohort of 15 to 17 museums in a program to create instructional arts workshop series for older adults. …