Towards a More Community-Centered Museum

Mike Murawski
14 min readAug 12, 2019

A couple years ago, back in 2017, I made my first-ever visit to the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History (MAH) — a long overdue pilgrimage to this institution led by author and change agent Nina Simon. She had invited me to be a ‘camp counselor’ for their summer MuseumCamp, and I could not turn down a chance to visit the MAH, see what makes it tick, and be a part of this community of changemakers that gather each…

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Mike Murawski

consultant, educator, & change leader. Author of “Museums as Agents of Change” (2021); writes “Agents of Change” Substack; Co-Producer #MuseumsAreNotNeutral