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Complexity Theory and Museums

I had the honor of being a keynote speaker at the MuseumNext conference in Melbourne Australia in 2017.  The paper I delivered in both on their website and uploaded and linked here.

A CIVICALLY-MINDED CONTEMPORARY ART MUSEUM

In 2010 I was invited to speak at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago under the direction of Madeleine Grynsztejn.  It was and remains an experimental art museum offering a diversity of

Turning the Ocean Liner Slowly 1990

Turning the Ocean Liner Slowly” was about the Smithsonian Institution after I had left.  I had been the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Museums and the Deputy Director for Public Program Plann

Concept of Fairness

In 1990 I was asked to participate in a debate about fairness in museums for the American Association of museums.  My second was Joallyn Archambault who was director of the American Indian Pro

OFFERING SAFER PUBLIC SPACES

In 1995 a shortened version of OFFERING SAFER SPACES was published in the Journal of Museum Education (Volume 21, #1, Fall, 14-16).  It came from a much larger paper that I did not reread for

FUNCTION FOLLOWS FORM; HOW MIXED USED SPACES IN MUSEUM BUILD COMMUNITY

This paper, published in Curator in 2001 (Curator 44/1, January 2001, pp 87-113) was written after I had carefully reread Jane Jacobs The Death and Life of the Great American City and real

SAVINGS BANK FOR THE SOUL

SAVINGS BANK FOR THE SOUL — This paper was originally written for

A PAPER DELIVERED FOR THE MUSEUMS AUSTRALIA INC 1996 CONFERENCE

THRESHOLD FEAR

I was asked to speak at a conference in Leicester Museum Studies Program organized by Suzanne MacLoed.  The version of the speech was published in “Reshaping Museum Space” published b

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