Museum 2.0

Museum 2.0 Weekly essays on the future of museums.

  • Positively Social
    Posted by (Seema Rao) on February 18, 2020 at 1:21 pm

    I was planning to write a post this week about positivity in management. And, I think I will, eventually. I have many thoughts, and a few notes on my dark forays into, well, darkness. But, instead, this week, I want to talk about the positivity of social media. Listen, I’m not Pollyanna about […]

  • Positivity starts with you
    Posted by (Seema Rao) on February 12, 2020 at 2:50 am

    Pollyanna was one of my godmother’s favorite movies. It seemed a bit like a fable, this girl who looked for the good in everything. I hadn’t spent enough time with people to be think it was an unreachable fiction. But the world depicted was so divorced from my own life as to be […]

  • Positivity, Time, and Work
    Posted by (Seema Rao) on February 5, 2020 at 3:07 am

    Last week turned into an empirical study in my own personal goal for the year (being kind to myself). I had written most of last week’s post at the beginning of the month. I only needed to dump it from the temporary file into blogger, but I couldn’t find the five minutes. Sure, […]

  • NonProfit Work and Us
    Posted by (Seema Rao) on January 21, 2020 at 12:52 pm

    Alison Koch shared these thoughts originally as part of Museum Computer Network's 2019 Ignite. As I sat in an aerie above the stage, I DM'd her to ask her to share her remarks here. They were that true and that powerful. I hope you enjoy them. ---Written by Alison KochI think us non-profit […]

  • The Future of Mission-Based Work
    Posted by (Seema Rao) on January 21, 2020 at 12:51 pm

    Usually, I'm really positive and optimistic. In many ways, I want to believe the future is what we can make. Though, sometimes when I do literature review for projects, I find myself depressed on the future of the field. There are so many possible futures that would suck. How do we make sure the […]

  • On Staff Wellbeing
    Posted by (Seema Rao) on January 14, 2020 at 12:38 pm

    This month we're talking about wellbeing. Last week, I told you some of my thoughts about my own wellbeing plan for the year.Before I turn the blog over, I'm going to tell you the truth. I'm a workaholic. It might be obvious, given a full-time job, consulting practice, and weekly blog. I've thought […]

  • Wellness and Personal Intentions
    Posted by (Seema Rao) on January 7, 2020 at 12:33 pm

    This month, the topic is wellness. Self-care is part of wellness, certainly. But wellness is bigger than yourself. In a workplace, everyone’s individual self care impacts the overall wellness of the organization. One person burned out behaviors can start a tidal wave of negativity through an […]

  • What will our future be like?
    Posted by (Seema Rao) on January 5, 2020 at 4:24 pm

    Have you ever tossed a coin? I had a friend’s Dad who was a big proponent of this form of adjudication. He’d toss it up in the air. Like a film, time slowed. I watched the coin turn and turn as it flew. Quick hands clasped and then covered the coin. Finally, the reveal and the answer. […]

  • Recollection
    Posted by (Seema Rao) on December 24, 2019 at 12:54 pm

    In the waning days of the decade, I’ve been inviting everyone to take stock of and make predications for museums. The first few posts of the month have been focused on the decade we’ve all just experienced, and next week, I’ll share everyone’s thoughts about the future. […]

  • Worst of Museums for this Decade
    Posted by (Seema Rao) on December 18, 2019 at 2:51 am

    Ask and you shall receive. Be careful what you wish for. These two adages were both in my mind last week when I asked people for the worst museum trends.I wasn't surprised that the worst trends had much more pick up than best. The grass is always greener, as the adage says, or rather, we as people […]

  • Best of the Decade for Museums
    Posted by (Seema Rao) on December 10, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Written by Seema RaoLast month, I shared some of my thoughts about the best of museums over the last decades. (I admit some of my best included a big of the worst side of the best). This week, I'm summarizing everyone else's ideas about the best trends of the decade. I'll mention now, Kate […]

  • A Decade of Museums and Museum Work
    Posted by (Seema Rao) on December 3, 2019 at 3:17 pm

    I love alternative history novels. You know, like if this didn’t happen how would the world have gone. I was thinking I’d do a few alternative histories of museums for the first post of the last month of the decade. But I couldn’t get there. As I imagined a world without the many […]