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Linda Norris
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Building a Learning Culture: Food Included
A few weeks ago, I spent two days working with board and staff at the American Swedish Institute (ASI) in Minneapolis, MN.  Since that visit,  I've been deep in learning about my own new job, but I find myself thinking about those days and about how collabo...

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Learning Together: The 2017 Mentees
Once again, my annual call for participants in my small mentor program resulted in the chance to get acquainted with a number of you who made the effort to reach out and submit an application.  My thanks to all of you who shared your questions, your work, y...

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10 x 10: My Favorite Posts from the Last 10 Years
This week is the tenth anniversary of this blog. I couldn't have guessed ten years ago, that I would still be writing on a pretty consistent basis, nor could I have imagined all the places I would go, the experiences I would have, or the lessons I would lea...

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2017: New Challenges, New Changes
Regular blog readers will know two things: one, that I've been pondering, post-election, the ways I might be able to make more of a contribution in the world; and two, that my career has taken all sorts of unexpected paths.  2017 will be a big year of chang...

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A Baker's Dozen of Great Museum Experiences in 2016
I go to lots of museums every year. If you really want to know how many, you can check out the Google map I keep of my museum visits (museum nerdy I know). Some I go to for work, some for pleasure. Even with those ones visited for fun, I find myself ponderi...

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Need a Mentor? Round 5 Begins!
In my last post I wrote about becoming a mentor. In this post it's all about those of you who want to become a mentee. Are you looking for an outside voice to help you think deeply about both your career and tough issues in the field? A push and/or a symp...

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Westworld, Museum Collecting, and the 2016 Election
In this guest post, 2016 Uncataloged Museum mentee Amanda Guzman contemplates the election and her current binge-watching fav Westworld for a look at the future of museum objects and the interpretation thereof. In HBO’s Westworld , robotic, humanoid hosts –...

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Why Aren't You a Mentor?
Who me?  Yes, you, that experienced professional, emerging professional, or even grad student. You! As regular blog readers now, every year I put out a call for mentees, and each year work with one or two of you. That call will be coming next week, but I wa...

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What Next? A Month of Reflection
Like millions of Americans, the last month has been a confusing one for me. I returned home from Ukraine just two days before the election, proudly voted for Hilary Clinton (I just learned that a niece of mine wore different pieces of jewelry representing ...

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Heroes. Every. Day.
This election season in the United States has shown me, as I'm sure it has many of you, how easy it is to fray the threads of civil society.  Imagine Ukraine, a nation with a short democratic history, a just three-years-old revolution, occupied territories,...
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