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Reflections (about Elaine's work life)

Leadership matters blog post by Anne Ackerson and Joan Baldwin

I feel very privileged to have been included in a few blog posts on the Blog site leadership matters which looks at gender equality in leadership roles in museums.  Anne Ackerson and Joan Bald

Leadership at the Boston Children's Museum

Here are two short video’s — one on Mike Spock’s leadership style and one on being the boss of the Visitor Center at the Boston Children’s Museum between 1970-1987.  Both accurately reflect m

THE ROLE OF THE CONSULTANT 1999 A SPEECH AT AAM

In 1999 I was asked to be on a panel in AAM about consultants.  This is a short speech which accompanies a power point about the usefulness of consultants for directors and about the different

THE JEW AMONG THE INDIANS

In 1991 i was invited to give a speech at the Jewish Museum Association.  I was at the time the Deputy Assistant Director for the National Museum of the American Indian and involved in the fir

THE IMPORTANCE OF "AND"

The Importance of “And” was included in the edited version of the Museum Education Roundtable PATTERNS IN PRACTICE (which was also the Journal for EdCom the education committee of AAM) (1982, PP.

CONTINUOUS UNEXPECTED JOY

In 1998 I was asked by Museum News (Volume 77, #4 July/August 36-37) to write about my museum career.  A group of women who were emerging museum professionals were part of the group.&

Along a Continuum, my relfections on Museums, Delivered in Australia conference on Contested Spaces 2004

This is an overview of what I thought about museums in 2004.  It still holds true today.  It is a highly personal and not academic paper than borrows from other writings of mine but is a

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