Diana Abouali
Arab American National Museum

Finding Purpose Without Losing Sleep: Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Running a Community-Based Museum

Pandemics, great resignations, culture wars, climate change: we certainly live in interesting times. For those of us working in the museum sector, how do we keep pace with all this change that is happening around us and to us, and impacting how we work?  How do we make peace with the uncertainty that comes with such environmental, economic, and cultural upheavals? In this talk, I’ll reflect on personal and professional challenges and experiences that have aided me in navigating life and work as the director of one of Michigan’s community-based museums.