A Museum Professional’s Reality Check

Mark Walhimer Emerging 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 …