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Meeting Teachers Where They Are

Education & Interpretation
As an elementary school teacher in New York City, I LOVED field trips. In my final year of teaching, I was lucky enough to find a school that not only encouraged them but purposely made …

IRIS+ Part One: Designing + Coding a Museum AI

Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
Museu do Amanhã in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, is one of a very small cadre of museums experimenting with chatbots powered by artificial intelligence (AI). (Well, that seems appropriate. They …

What It Takes to Engage Teachers with Digital Museum Resources: Five Lessons Learned

Education & Interpretation
Wherever you are on the journey to digitize museum collections, there are questions to address regarding who will use these millions of digital assets, and how. Teachers and their students …

What Small Museums Need (& Don’t)

Over the course of 2016, ten small museums participated in an AAM pilot project called the Small Museum Accreditation Academy. The Academy, which was developed through a grant from the …

Designing an AI Voice for the Museum

Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
This is the second of two posts exploring IRIS+, an AI chatbot at the Museum of Tomorrow in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In part one, Daniel Morena, founder and creative technologist at of …

Futurist Friday: Sustainable Civilization

Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
Astrophysicist Adam Frank, a professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Rochester, is part of a group of researchers who are looking at climate change from an …

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Creating a Cultural Equity Policy   An EdComversation with Inés Familiar-Miller, Jenny Marlowe, and Stephanie Silberman   The road to an equitable and inclusive arts sector begins with …
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Spotlight: Three Must-Reads on Museums and Education

So many museums are experimenting with new approaches to expand their role in education and learning through new partnerships, creative outreach strategies, and innovative programs. Here are three articles that share new ideas and models that will help you enhance your museum's educational programming and better serve your community.

Top Ten Takeaways from the Museums & Schools: The LA Convening

Inviting Children In: Valuing The Youngest Museum Visitors

My Primary School is at the Museum – Squaring the Circle