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Recent Posts by Elizabeth Merritt

A Self-care Practice: Spend Some Time in Utopia

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
“Utopia is born of the hunger for something better, but it relies on hope as the engine for imagining such a future.” –Marge Piercy The news has been pretty bleak for the past 18 …

COVID Update—Fall 2021

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
I had hoped that by this fall COVID-19 would be receding in our rear view mirror, and we could turn our attention to the post-pandemic future. Unfortunately, my June update, which flagged …

Crowdsourced Resources on Museums & Creative Aging

Category: Museums and Aging
IMHO, the best thing about webinars—a feature not replicated by live events—is the chat room. Chat offers the thrill of passing notes in class, but with the explicit validation of the …

Pandemic Disruption as an Opportunity for Change: Intuit

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
A year ago, I wrote about how Venice is using their pandemic induced pause to rethink how they can create a better future of sustainable tourism rather than rebounding to the status quo of …

Same Storm, Different Boats

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
Sometimes, in the wake of disruptive events. the world acts like a rubber band, snapping back to its original shape. Other times, disruptions have a lasting impact—resetting our boundaries, …

Combat Ageism. Your Future Self Will Thank You.

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
Of the many -isms we are grappling with as individuals and as a society, one of the strangest is ageism. Strange because, in the best case, we will all reach old age. So we are effectively …

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