A Museum Professional’s Reality Check

Mark WalhimerEmerging Museum Professionals, Mark Walhimer, museum staff, Well being Leave a Comment

For those working in museums, celebrating knowledge, preserving culture, and inspiring curiosity drew us to this field. But as many of us know firsthand, the reality can be much harsher than those lofty ambitions might suggest. Institutional bureaucracy, lack of funding and support, and power imbalances that enable exploitation are far too common. Over years of work at museums, I …

The Future

Mark WalhimerDesign Thinking for Museums, Future of Museums, Mark Walhimer, Museum Audience Research, Museum Courses Online Museum Classes, Museum Planning LLC, Museum Visitor Experience Book, Museums 101 Leave a Comment

Introduction Since March 17th 2020 and the start of my Coronavirus quarantine, I have worked on a Strategic Plan for a museum in Tennessee, worked as an AAM MAP reviewer and worked on my new book Museum Visitor Experience. I am sure as everyone else, some days are better than others. Often it is difficult to have the concentration to …