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More Evidence re Leadership Matter's Governance 'Lipstick for Museum Pig' Issues

  • 1.  More Evidence re Leadership Matter's Governance 'Lipstick for Museum Pig' Issues

    Posted 01-19-2022 12:15 PM
    Edited by Paul Thistle 01-20-2022 01:26 PM

    Dear colleagues: [indulgence coveted for cross-posting]

    Disturbing was the first word that came to mind upon reading the recent Canadian research report "Governance Challenges and Opportunities in B.C.'s Small to Medium Non-profit Museums" posted on the British Columbia Museums Association web site. BCMA & authors Michelle Willard & Lorraine Bell are to be highly commended for courageously making the very troubling results about museum governance practice public.

    See a link to the full report, my responses to the serious 'challenges' identified, connections made with other parallel research findings, and a call to action in the Solving Task Saturation for Museum Workers blog post titled  "Disturbing Museum Governance Study Results: Abuses, Devaluations, Exploitations, Illegal Work, Misogyny . . . Zugzwang" at https://solvetasksaturation.wordpress.com/2022/01/18/disturbing-museum-governance-study-results-abuses-devaluations-exploitations-illegal-work-misogyny-zugzwang/#_ednref1 .

    Stay tuned for future commentary on the 'opportunities' for change presented by Willard & Bell.

    Thanks for thinking about this. 

    Respectfully yours

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    Paul C.Thistle
    Director/Curator (retired)
    Stratford, Ontario
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