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Recent Posts by Philip Katz

Some Projections to End the Year

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
Contributed by Phil Katz, AAM’s Assistant Director for Research. Most anecdotal evidence has pointed to shrinking museum staffs in 2009. However, new projections from the Bureau of Labor …

Links for Green Rangers

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
Last week we introduced you to the (first) Green Ranger: Stephanie Almeida, who took up CFM’s challenge to explore the environmental impact of museum conferences. She’s attending the …

Brits discuss the future of museums

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
Two new internet sightings remind me that the future of museums is a lively topic of debate in the United Kingdom. Vaughan Allen, director of the URBIS arts center in Manchester, looks at …

Goin’ Mobile?

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
According to some predictions, “by 2020, mobile devices will be the primary connection tool to the internet for most people in the world.” And a forward guard of museums is already adapting …

Where the Boys Aren’t

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
My colleague Elizabeth Merritt’s last blog post noted two facts in passing that deserve to be linked together more closely: the dominance of women in museum studies programs and the …

Who is counting museum unemployment?

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
According to today’s report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of non-agricultural workers continued to decline in June 2009 (down by 467,000 people), though the …