I know that it’s a cliché to talk about gratitude in November, but I’m doing it anyway. There is just so much to appreciate right now that I have to talk about it. Here is my short list:
The conference – it was wonderful to be together again. Thank you to everyone who made it possible, including all those who were able to attend! I can’t wait for next year in Flint.
The anniversary – We just spent a year learning about and sharing the history of the Michigan Museums Association. I thought I knew a lot already, but nope. I learned so much more. So many people have made it possible for MMA to have #50YearsTogether!
Museum people - I will never not love museum people. The work you are doing makes your community and people’s lives better. Museums are about connecting – people to stories, stories to artifacts, experiences to understanding. Museums make the kind of connections we need in the world today. Museum people are the ones that make that happen. You are superheroes!
The MMA community – The Michigan Museums Association board, members, partners, staff and supporters are amazing. They come together to help each other and the rest of the Michigan museum community. They are about the whole, not the individual. They are generous. They are smart. They are awesome.
Thank you for your work, your generosity, and for being part of the Michigan museum community. I am grateful for you!
Lisa Craig Brisson