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Recent Posts by Elizabeth Merritt

Combatting Burnout in the Museum Sector

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
Last month the Alliance released the results of “Measuring the Impact of COVID-19 on People in the Museum Field.” Respondents (the majority of who identified themselves as full-time or …

Serving the Needs of the Community During a Pandemic

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
During the COVID-19 pandemic, museums have proven themselves to be part of the essential infrastructure of our country, supporting their communities in myriad ways. Sometimes this support …

Investing for Values and Mission

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
Editor’s Note: This year AAM’s TrendsWatch leads with a call for museums to help close the racial gaps in wealth and power that divide the United States. As the report points out, one way …

Invite Your Visitors and Participants To Be Seen in a National Research Portrait — Especially if Your Museum Serves BIPOC or Rural Communities

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
Sometimes “anyone can participate” isn’t as inclusive as it seems. There can be all sorts of invisible barriers, including who even hears the invitation to begin with. …

Point of View: The Era of Traditional Planning Is Over

Category: Mission & Institutional Planning
“‘Inconceivable!’ You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.” —Mandy Patinkin, in the role of Inigo Montoya, The Princess Bride This article which appeared …

Covid on Campus: How the pandemic is reshaping higher education.

Category: COVID-19
“The Internet will save higher education, but it may kill your alma mater.” — John Katzman, education entrepreneur This article which appeared in the March/April 2021 issue of Museum …

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