This blog has been quiet for awhile…my apologies. It has been a whirlwind 12 months at the Abbe Museum; most of the time has been very, very good and the fruits of our planning and implementation are becoming evident. But the next thing I knew, nearly a whole year had gone by! This post marks a return to the writing and a commitment from me to keep at it.
There really is a great deal to share with you and over the next few weeks, I will get you caught up. And, if there’s a topic you’d like to hear more about and you haven’t caught it on eNews or on our main Abbe blog, let me know!
Cinnamon Catlin-Legutko is the President and CEO of the Abbe Museum. Working in museums for more than twenty years, she believes they have the power to change lives, inspire movements, and challenge authority. A museum director since 2001, Cinnamon is a frequent presenter at national museum meetings and is often asked to comment on national museum issues. She has been the driving force behind the Abbe Museum’s decolonization initiative, working with the Native communities in Maine to develop policies and protocols to ensure collaboration and cooperation with Wabanaki people. In 2016 Cinnamon gave her first TEDx talk, We Must Decolonize Our Museums. She’s the author of Museum Administration 2.0 (2016), The Art of Healing: The Wishard Art Collection (2004), and co-editor of the Small Museum Toolkit (2012). She recently appeared on Museopunks.