Monthly Archive: August 2014

Exterior of the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto

The virtual museum

While I was working at the Royal Ontario Museum a few years ago, Google introduced its Art Project, which became the Google Cultural Institute, a platform for showing the contents of the world’s great...

A graphic of five gold stars

The hazards of perfection

The business culture at academically-oriented institutions (museums, universities, etc.) carries a heavy burden: perfectionism. It’s a reflection of academia’s meritocracy: work is assessed and rewarded, and status earned based on how close to perfect...