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American Alliance of Museums Announces Publishing Partnership with Rowman & Littlefield

Category: Press Release


March 3, 2016

ARLINGTON, VA–The American Alliance of Museums (AAM) has selected Rowman & Littlefield (R&L) as its copublisher.

The Alliance has long had a strong book publishing program, featuring textbooks, professional practice, and profession-wide standards including National Standards & Best Practices for U.S. Museums.

This new partnership with Rowman & Littlefield will combine AAM’s expertise and authoritative imprint with a commercial publisher already well-established in the museum studies field and with a global marketing and distribution network.

“AAM’s publications have long delivered value for people inside and outside the museum field,” said Alliance President and Chief Executive Officer Laura L. Lott.  “By combining our museum expertise with an expert publishing organization, this partnership gives us the opportunity to make our book publishing program even greater.”

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Rowman & Littlefield’s Executive Editor Charles Harmon will spearhead R&L’s role.  Harmon said “We are delighted and honored to have the chance to work with AAM’s member-authors and to be copublishing with such a respected association.  Combining our own books and AAM’s enables us to offer museum professionals one-stop browsability and shopping for a wide and diverse line of professional resources.”

About the American Alliance of Museums

The American Alliance of Museums has been bringing museums together since 1906, helping to develop standards and best practices, gathering and sharing knowledge, and providing advocacy on issues of concern to the entire museum community. Representing more than 30,000 individual museum professionals and volunteers, institutions and corporate partners serving the museum field, the Alliance is the only organization representing the entire scope of the broad museum community. For more information, visit

About Rowman &Littlefield

Rowman & Littlefield is a leading independent publisher, headquartered just outside Washington DC, concentrating in the Humanities and Social Sciences.   In addition to this new partnership with AAM, R&L has publishing partnerships with a range of world-leading authorities, including: The American Council on Education, The American Association for State and Local History, The American Foreign Policy Council, The Smithsonian Institution, The Center for Strategic and International Studies, and The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. Rowman & Littlefield has offices in Lanham, Maryland (their headquarters); New York City; Boulder, Colorado; Toronto; London; and with distributions centers in Blue Ridge Summit, Pennsylvania and Plymouth, UK.


Press Contacts:

For AAM:
Joseph Klem
Phone: 202-218-7670

For R&L:
Charles Harmon
Phone: 212-529-3888×305

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