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.
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