Thanks Holly. I’ve been sitting here for the past 10 minutes mulling over this post (well, this post, and the news that Universal Studios Orlando is opening a harry Potter theme park). First off, it amazes me that essentially one museum system has an annual conference. I suppose they have one singular mission, but pretty cool, regardless. Did they mention regional differences with their museums, or regional difficulties?
And second, I think Davis’ advice is apt. I’ve seen how easy it can be to fall into the bitch-and-moan trap, especially when there’s so much you want to do and there’s no money or time or staff available to help you do it. But even with that said, we’ve got a job to do. Sometimes my friends ask me how I got into museum work. Sometimes I tell them it’s a little like a calling. I suppose in that regard, military work and museum work aren’t that different. Long hours, low pay, but you love it anyway.