I’m updating the museum club sections of my site. With special assistance from Ms. Miranda I have been thinking about what I want to be next and I am convinced that the next step will involve working with museums, exhibition design, and writing about history and art. This is what I love love love. But I do not think a(nother) graduate degree is necessarily in order. My dream career would involve public speaking and writing, daily contact with physical objects of beauty and meaning, and significantly less time spent on the computer. Intellectually challenging and with a lot of flexibility, this career would offer projects that have a naturally shortish lifespan- like an exhibition or event.
I haven’t had much success getting people to join my free museum clubs- do you all have any suggestions that would get people out of the house on a weekend afternoon to explore their regions and support cultural institutions? Do you think people would be willing to pay someone to design experiences for them that would be social and fun but intellectually stimulating? Perhaps an institution would hire someone who can reach out to a younger demographic in a rigorous way- if there aren’t enough individuals who can afford that.
What do you think?