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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

ANSWERS TO THE CONSULTANTS ROLE FOR MUSEUM NEWS

The bi-lawys of AAM and the practices regardling consultants did not reflect the changing world of work when I became a consultant in 1993.  And having been an official in the AAM when salarie

AN INTRODUCTION TO A "WORLD OF MUSEUM WORK" BOOK THAT NEVER HAPPENED (2008)

In 2008, a group of us considered writing a book about the changing nature of museum work.  The Museum Group of which I was (and still am) a member thought about book publication as a useful a

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

RUMINATIONS ON COMPANY CULTURE 2002

In 2002 I was invited to speak at the UK Museums Association held in Leicester and chose to speak about directors and creative thinking.  I have written quite a number of pape

REFLECTIONS ON INSTITUTIONAL TRAUMA

The chapter called MOVING THE MUSEUM was written about the Boston Children’s Museum move in 1979.  It became part of the publication that I edited called INSTITUTIONAL TRAUMA: The Effect o

Museums Respond to Crisis 2014

This is a slide share I made for sharing in Ukraine when the revolution of Maidan had just ended and the civil war had just begun.  It was clear that disaster reparedness was important and whi

Wanting to be the Third on your Block

Thje Paper “Being the Third on Your Block” was written for the Michigan Museum Association in 2009 and is about the process of change within and between museums.  It was a pleasure to be invit

The ART MUSEUM AS EDUCATOR a discussion of he Client Centered Structure of the Children's Museum, Boston

Council on Museums and Education in the Visual Arts., Barbara Y. Newsom, and Adele Z. Silver. The Art Museum as Educator : A Collection of Studies as Guides to Practice and Policy.

Boston Stories: Internal Culture of the Boston Children's Museum in the 1970's and 80's

This project “Boston Stories” is the work of many people, mostly alumni of the Boston Children’s Museum during the 1970’s onward.

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