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Recent Posts by Elizabeth Merritt

Texas Museum Opens Doors During Historic Winter Storm

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
This year has exposed the vulnerabilities of so many critical systems in the US, including health care, education, and the social safety net. In the latest edition of TrendsWatch I profiled …

Opportunity! Dedicated funding for museums taking climate action

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
As I note in this year’s TrendsWatch, this is truly a “syndemic” year. We face multiple crises that, left unchecked, will interact to make each other worse. For example, the …

Building Equity: Reparative Practice at the Valentine Museum

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
Last week the Alliance released TrendsWatch: Navigating a Disrupted Future. The opening chapter of this year’s forecasting report addresses the need for museums to join with all sectors of …

New TrendsWatch! Navigating a Disrupted Future

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
In a normal year, TrendsWatch explores the impact emerging forces of change may have on museums in the next decade or longer. Some, such as demographic shifts, affect all museums in the …

Tales from Campus: Radical Collaboration at the Nasher Museum

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
In today’s guest post, Wendy Hower, Director of Engagement & Marketing at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, describes how an outdoor art exhibition became a wide-reaching way …

Crowdsourcing a Database of Permanent Museum Closings

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
Due to the independent nature of the nonprofit sector in the US, there no comprehensive way to track museum openings or closings (much less arrive at a definitive head count of museums at …

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