Feature: You love the mission, so it’s worth it: big versus small museums, there isn’t equal opportunity

By lmrhody | February 7, 2014

Flashback!

2012. I’m sitting in a restaurant in Seattle with colleagues of mine from five institutions – all medium to small level museums. We were all enjoying the bounty of Seattle’s fine food (and beers) and valuing a rare time to get together during the always hectic Museum Computer Network conference.

We were reflecting on the past days conference experience, and the table was almost flipped when someone brought up lack of sessions about or relatable to small museums. Heads started nodding in agreement – everyone had similar experiences: ooh’s and aah’s about big museums cool technological advances and sudden disappointment when you realize your museum is too small,  overworked, and understaffed to ever make that epic Android driven-Drone flying-3-D-Real-time-Open-Source-Freely Licensed-Tic-Tac-Toe game using Van Gogh’s ears as icons. But hey, you got here on a scholarship and you’re just happy to be here…

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