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Recent Posts by Elizabeth Merritt

What is Mastodon and Why Should You Care?

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
I joined Twitter in 2009, soon after the launch of CFM. That was the first social media account associated with AAM, and trying out this new realm was part of CFM’s work exploring emerging …

Art, Wellness, and Mental Health

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
I met Ashley Witherspoon while researching CFM’s current TrendsWatch report—one of the topics we examine is how museums can help foster mental health for all. Ashley is the founder and CEO …

Planning for a Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, Ambiguous Future

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
Why is foresight an essential skill for museum people in coming decades? Last week I had the pleasure of making that case at the ICOM 2022 Triennial Conference, and today I’m happy to …

NFTs: Museums Can Build Other, Better Digital Stuff

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
    “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

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
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 …

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