Reflections

This has been a year. As a museum professional and art historian, I have had much reflection on how and what I do, what we do, what the industry does and can do. As individuals, I think we are all doing our best, but of course we can always do better, for ourselves...

There are No Sidelines

Museums can’t just reflect and collect, they must participate. They have always been active in culture making – often supporting unjust and racist patriarchal structures. The time has come for change.

China’s Unbelievable Cruelty

An ethnic Uighur woman holding her child in a shop in Kashgar, in China’s far western Xinjiang province. Kevin Frayer/Getty Images While those in the West stare at their phones or fret about a few extra pounds gained over the holidays, there is torture and...

Head Girl Rants: Alone, Together

I work alone. Think, create, and write alone. It is ideal for productivity, not so much for water cooler chat. So recently, when I made some statements that were a bit provocative (which I wholly stand by) in the big wide public of the internet, it felt a bit scary to...

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