Thursday, April 30, 2020
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm Eastern Time
Brooke Salvanto, Executive Director, Tuckerton Seaport & Baymen’s Museum, invites you to be brought along by the momentum of chaos and opportunity.
Originally debuted at the Small Museum Association Annual Conference in February 2019 and fine-tuned during the AASLH Annual Meeting’s Small Museums Affinity Community Luncheon in Philadelphia in August 2019, “How to Spot Opportunity When it is Disguised as Chaos (at a Small Museum)” could have been called “How to survive a lightning strike at 2am to the Visitor Center right after you recover from the most damage to any cultural institution at the Jersey Shore following Super Storm Sandy” but the latter seemed like overkill. Internally, we call this presentation Chaos and Opportunity. The Seaport has mindfully built a workplace culture that embraces change and welcomes the opportunity to fail. What choice did we really have? For us, chaos and opportunity are inextricably tied together. It has been said: When you cannot control the direction of the wind, adjust your sails. The art of adjusting our sails readily has transformed this grassroots museum into a community center strategically focused on cultural sustainability.
This webinar will welcome active participation as we all share how we have leveraged the unexpected. Participants will hear examples and ideas of how Tuckerton Seaport has turned chaos into opportunity by taking part in an interactive developed by Brooke called Cards of Chaos. Those attending the webinar will find inspiration in how to create their own opportunities out of unforeseen events all while working on limited budgets and with few staff.
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