How do we make change? We want your answers!
As museum technologists, we need to evolve constantly. But how? How do we create the conditions for change in ourselves, in our museums, and in the wider community?
A team of us from the Getty in L.A. will be at MW2013, including some first-timers and staff new to museums. We decided to devote the week to MW on social media via Getty Voices, a multi-platform social media experiment that features first-person perspectives in weekly rotation. Together, we’ll be tweeting, Facebooking, and blogging about MW--and we really want to include all of your voices as well!
While brainstorming how to address the changing museum in a straightforward way, we were inspired by last year's closing MW session about failure. Can we change things up by looking at the flip side of failure: goals we can set that aren’t pass/fail, things we can do to make good work possible? What does a failure-free working model look like?
The goal for Voices is to make the work museums do, and the shop-talk about it, as interesting as we can for a wide audience. In order to simplify, and because MW is so crazily, awesomely busy, we decided to throw out three questions to ask ourselves, and colleagues, about how good work gets done in museums. These are simple, but pretty challenging to answer:
- Where do you get new ideas?
- When do you get your best work done?
- How do you deal with "failure"?
Are these the right questions? Do you have an answer (or a better question) you can share with us? And how do you get good work done?
Answer these questions however, or wherever, you want to--here on the MW blog, on your own blog, on Twitter, FB, Tumblr, You Tube, or Instagram! Wherever you are, there you are… Our own social media coordinator Sarah Waldorf will be at home base in L.A. collating nuggets--tag @theGetty, or use #webQ to send up a flag for her.