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It's the board, stupid.

As the Berkshire Museum‘s (Pittsfield, MA) drama roils on, the museum world is thinking a lot about deaccessioning. And it should. The New England Museum Association even added a last-minute session to its annual meeting roster to talk about it. 662 more words

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When a Mission is Like a Cake

For the last month I’ve worked with a small local history organization. It is big enough to employ a part-time staff member, own a building and a sizable collection, but small enough to suffer from too few resources and a certain amount of instability. 393 more words

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Museum Boards: The Leadership Matters Wish List

In the wake of the ongoing dismay surrounding the Berkshire Museum’s decision to renovate its building, change its focus, and shore up a plundered endowment, … 431 more words

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Eschewing Ethics

I read an opinion piece in the Boston Globe today that turned my stomach.  The piece, “Let Psychiatrists Talk about Trump’s Mental State” was written by Leonard L. 675 more words

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Twin Thoughts: A Postscript on Salaries and Disruption in the Berkshires

As we predicted last week’s post generated some lively thoughts. Since not all our comments are posted on the blog itself, in the spirit of change coming from the bottom up, we thought we should share a comment with you. 910 more words

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Trustees: Museum Leadership Isn't One-Size Fits All

Recently the Metropolitan Museum announced a change in its leadership structure. You’ll recall that former tapestry curator Thomas Campbell, the Met’s director since January 2009, resigned under pressure in February. 668 more words

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5 Questions to Help You Make Your Leadership Happen

This fall Anne Ackerson and I will teach a course called “The Museum Leadership Challenge” for Johns Hopkins University’s Museum Studies master’s degree program. As a result, we’ve talked a lot about what we really think the key components of museum leadership are. 560 more words

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