The State of Museums, Voices from the Field

Coinciding with the centenary of the New England Museums Association – a region home to many of the USA’s most progressive and ground-breaking museums – The State of Museums, Voices from the Field explores the shifts in culture, urbanization, technology, tolerance and diversity that continue to impact the mission, operation and priorities of museums worldwide. The result is thought-provoking series of must-read essays, checklists, roadmaps and models which face up to the big questions facing museums in rapidly changing times.

  • Introduction
    Rebekah Beaulieu, Dawn E Salerno and Mark S Gold
  • The Past as a Brave Space: Reframing Relevance
    Elisabeth Nevins | Seed Education Consulting, Boston, MA
  • Trauma and New England Museums
    Kisha G Tracy | Associate Professor of English Studies, Fitchburg State University, MA
  • Transforming Academic Art Museums
    Stefanie S Jandl | Independent Museum Professional, Acton, MA
  • Evaluation and Audience Research in Museums: Past, Present and Future
    Christina Smiraglia | Senior Research Manager, Project Zero, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, MA
    Lynn Baum | Principal, Turtle Peak Consulting, Needham, MA
  • Public Art Inside and Outside the Museum
    Laura A Macaluso | Independent Scholar and Grant Writer, Lynchburg, VA
  • Investing in Museums: A New Paradigm for Professional Compensation
    Dawn E Salerno | Executive Director, Rotch-Jones-Duff House and Garden Museum, New Bedford, MA
    Mark S Gold | Partner, Smith Green & Gold LLP, Pittsfield, MA
  • The Place-Based Museum
    Rebekah Beaulieu | Director, Florence Griswold Museum, Old Lyme, CT
  • The State of the Playing Field
    Kathryn Leann Harris | Independent Public Historian, Cambridge, MA
    Douglas Stark | Museum Director, International Tennis Hall of Fame, Newport, RI
  • The Future of Deaccessioning After the Berkshire Museum Case
    Julia Courtney | Independent Curator, Boston, MA
  • The Value of Museum Studies
    Tara Young | Independent Museum Professional, Shrewsbury, MA
  • Museums and the Paradox of Tolerance
    Tegan Kehoe | Exhibit and Education Specialist, Russell Museum of Medical History and Innovation, Boston, MA
  • Why Do Museums Matter?
    Andrea Woodberry | Museum Professional, St. Paul, MN
MuseumsEtc · 2018

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