Rebecca Migdal is a freelance writer and independent curator for museums, galleries, nonprofit, commercial and private clients. She has a reputation for thoughtful research, excellent writing, and creative problem solving. Her work is dedicated to supporting the fields of museums, decorative arts and antiques, and design history. Based in Greater Boston, Rebecca serves clients across the United States by providing research and writing in support of clients’ goals and missions.  


Whatever your mission or constraints, Rebecca can help you produce engaging content for your audiences. Take a look at some of her projects and read what clients and colleagues have to say about her work.


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Do you love museums? Do you believe in their wonder and power? Do you want to contribute to a wider museum community? Do you want to build a satisfying independent career?


Museum Mercenary is for you. This book is for anyone who believes in museum work but struggles to find satisfaction in traditional museum jobs. It is for those who want to be challenged and inspired by a wider network of colleagues. It is for the creative, committed, and curious who want to live fulfilling lives while building meaningful careers. It is for those just hitting the job market, for those looking for a mid-career shift, or those wanting to contribute after retirement. It is for those who hope to balance making money with making a difference. Museum Mercenary shares how a dedicated museum worker can launch and sustain a successful and satisfying career as an independent museum professional.

Supporting local bookstores keeps the book industry and communities healthier. Indies are big supporters of small books, new voices, and local talent and many serve as important community spaces — just like many museums!