Announcing MuseDI

The Abbe is thrilled to announce that it has secured funding to develop and launch, along with a team of consultants and advisors, the Museum Decolonization Institute (MuseDI). Through a grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services, we’ll work over the next years to produce a program with impact. We have written about MuseDI … More Announcing MuseDI

The Plan for MuseDI

When funding is secured, there are a number of activities we have outlined that will kick-off MuseDI and will ensure its impact on museum professionals and the wider museum world. Convene Methodology & Practice Group (M&P Group) – The Abbe will contract a group of consultants, advisors, and an evaluator who will work closely with … More The Plan for MuseDI

Federal Funding Helps Make this Work Possible

  Today President Donald J. Trump unveiled his preliminary FY18 budget proposal and sadly there are no surprises in there when it comes to crucial funding for museums. The museum field has been working these scenarios for awhile, imagining the consequences of zeroed-out federal funding and takings steps to prevent it. For six years now, … More Federal Funding Helps Make this Work Possible

A Different Kind of Museum Conference: ATALM 2016

On October 9-12, 2016, I was privileged to attend the annual International Conference of Indigenous Archives, Libraries, and Museums, hosted by the Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums in Phoenix, Arizona. I participated in two days of workshops and an additional two days of conference sessions, learning so much about what is happening in … More A Different Kind of Museum Conference: ATALM 2016

Strengthening Ties with the Bar Harbor Community

For the past four years, I’ve had the pleasure of serving as a member of the Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce, and most recently I’ve served as the Vice President. Tonight after the annual dinner, I officially become the President. Of course this is a huge honor and I’m proud to serve, but more importantly, … More Strengthening Ties with the Bar Harbor Community