Skwish, a child’s toy based on the principle of tensegrity, combines the ideas of flexibility, resilience, and strength while using minimal energy and material. Sounds like how an ideal organization should operate, doesn’t it? In this session you will learn how this principle can influence the parts and wholes of your museum, contributing to your organizations’ long-term viability and success. This group of museum professionals, whose institutions vary in size and type, has incorporated the Five Facets of Sustainability into their day-to-day operations. These facets allow them to be responsive, relevant, and fully aware of issues impacting them and their communities. And each of them is finding success.


  • Lisa Making


  • Leah Best
  • Alexandra Hatcher
  • Linda Digby