Staying Plugged In…

It’s Electric! Connection…the very concept, elusive as it is, is the thread by…


To Do or Not to Do: Professional Development

Note: I completely support professional development for museum staff. The sole…


Site Rentals: The Challenging Intersection of Mission and Money

Robert H. Smith Visitor Education Center, President Lincoln's Cottage…


Report Cards - They're Not Just For Kids

Do you ever give your small museum a report card? Okay, okay. You may call them…


A Parent By Any Other Name...Part 2

As Paul noted in Part 1 of this blog, every opportunity in an academic museum…


A Parent By Any Other Name….Part 1

Museums have all sorts of parent organizations. State, county, and municipal…


Practical Tips on Effective Networking - From the Small Museums Luncheon

It’s been three weeks since I returned from the Annual Meeting, and I still…


Commemoration in the Postmodern Age

Hello Everyone, I am very excited to be leading the blogging sessions for this…


The Art of Management: Or an Ode to Manager-Tools.com

“Occupation?” It seems like a simple question. After all, it’s on so many forms…