This week I’m attending (and presenting– EEP!) at the 2014 Museum Computer Network Conference. This year’s theme, “Think Big, Start Small, Create” encourages cultural heritage professionals to approach collaboration and change in new ways. As a small museum employee, the “started from the bottom now we’re here” mentality is status quo. Thinking big and starting small is what we do. But there’s always more to learn and I’m ready to dig into it.
The first sessions kicked off today and already some big questions have been posed:
- How do you take direction on projects from leaders with low digital literacy?
- (on being a change agent and new to a museum position) Where do I start?
- (on “open authority”) How are we using the term authority?
- Who benefits from open authority?
- Is progress actually the goal of museums?
I’m not going to pretend I have easy answers to these questions but each one is definitely worth exploring.