Wednesday, August 01, 2018
Who are We Protecting?
I remember the exact moment when I snapped. I was at an informal talk by a visitor research professional from a large American art museum....
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
The Art of Gathering: A Fabulous Book to Help You Host Better Meetings and Events
I remember the first staff meeting I ever ran. I had just started at the MAH as the new executive director. The museum was in huge financi...
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Taking OFBYFOR ALL Out for its First Live Call to Action [VIDEO]
Last week, I had the great honor of launching the OFBYFOR ALL global initiative as the opening keynote speaker at MuseumNext in London. Th...
Wednesday, June 06, 2018
Want to Work at the MAH? Two New Jobs Building Community & Social Change
The Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History keeps growing and experimenting in our quest to build a stronger, more connected community. We ...
Friday, May 18, 2018
OFBYFOR ALL: Let's Build Organizations that are OF, BY, & FOR our Communities
Today, I'm thrilled to announce the launch of a new global initiative, OFBYFOR ALL . OFBYFOR ALL is a framework to help civic and cu...
Wednesday, May 09, 2018
How Will You Turn Those New Ideas into Action?
You've just come home from a conference. You finished a book. You aced that course. What are you going to do with all the notes in you...
Thursday, April 26, 2018
Which New Audiences? A Great Washington Post Article and its Implications about Age, Income, and Race
This weekend was thrilling for me. The Washington Post covered the MAH's transformation as part of an article about museums engaging ...
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
The Art of Relevance is Now Available For Free on the Web (and Here's Why)
It's finally here! You can now read all the chapters in The Art of Relevance for free online. I hope you'll enjoy this resource a...
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Ten Tips for More Powerful Public Speaking
I love presenting. Standing in front of an audience fills me with adrenaline and calm at the same time. The adrenaline comes from fear and...
Tuesday, March 06, 2018
This is What the Participatory Museum Sounds Like
It's late in the afternoon. I'm cranking away on a grant proposal, when suddenly, a classical rendition of "All the Single La...
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