Wanting (Waiting) to BE 3rd On Your Block

Join us next week  for the University of Washington’ s Museology Fall Community Talk with Elaine Heuman Gurian.

Why is it that many museums or museum professionals are resistant to change and others embrace it? Does this resistance have to do with the specificity of museum work or is it ubiquitous wherever organizational change is proposed? Elaine Gurian poses these questions and explores the phenomenon of wanting to be the third on the block (not the first or second) to try something new.

Elaine Heumann Gurian is an internationally recognized consultant and advisor to museums that are beginning, building or reinventing themselves, a writer and lecturer to many museum studies programs worldwide. She is the former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Museums, Smithsonian Institution and a member of the Museum Group. Her writings include Civilizing the Museum and Institutional Trauma: Major Change in Museums and Its Effect on Staff.

Elaine Gurian is an internationally recognized consultant/advisor to museums that are beginning, building or reinventing themselves, a writer, and lecturer to many museum studies programs worldwide. This program was made possible through the support of The University of Washington Museology Program. Visit theMuseology Website for details on this event and to find out more about the program.

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