Reflect, Resolve, Refine: Seeking Agency in a Time of Crisis {Guest Post}

In the third post in the Burnout Blog Series, guest author Charles Fulcher examines his own job loss during the pandemic and how the process of reflection on his values and priorities helped him transform a sense of helplessness into clarified purpose. Charles worked for 14 years at the National Cathedral, managing a department ofContinue reading “Reflect, Resolve, Refine: Seeking Agency in a Time of Crisis {Guest Post}”

When Museums Are Better At Preserving Objects Than Staff

Roughly one-fifth of museum workers do not expect to remain in the field in three years, according to the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) report on the impacts of COVID-19. While AAM’s report is rooted in the current reality of the pandemic, the main barriers described by survey respondents—compensation, burnout, and a lack of opportunitiesContinue reading “When Museums Are Better At Preserving Objects Than Staff”

Holding Space: The Arts’ Relevance During Traumatic Times

It has become incredibly clichéd to say that this past year has been like no other. Between the pandemic outbreak, continued racial unrest and repeated acts of violence and political vitriol—each month has brought one traumatic event after another. During this tumultuous time, many have turned to the arts for connection, social understanding and healing.Continue reading “Holding Space: The Arts’ Relevance During Traumatic Times”