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Diversity, Equity, Accessibility and Inclusion

Museums are a vital part of how we tell the stories of who we are, who we’ve been, and how we will live together. They maintain our cultural heritage and teach us about all the ways we are …

5 Questions on the New Equity and Inclusion Statement at the Science Museum of Minnesota

Category: Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion
Earlier this year the Science Museum of Minnesota unveiled a new Statement on Equity and Inclusion. We recently asked Kim Ramsden, director of communications for the museum, how this …

The Labor of Diversity

Category: Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion
This article originally appeared in the January/February 2016 edition of the Museum magazine.  Museums serve as places of collaboration, education, and reflection. They exist in stunning …

AAM Statement in Response to the Executive Order on Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping

Category: Press Release
Update (1/12/21) The Alliance is pleased to share the news that the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) recently issued a Notice Regarding Executive Order 13950, …

What We Learned

Diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion are essential, sustainable values for museums to pursue. These principles are not only bedrocks of ethical and morally courageous museum …

Leading By Example, Not by Mandate

Category: Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion
Champion museums and nurture excellence in partnership with our members and allies. This is the Alliance’s mission statement and a call to action that is driving results across the museum …

Generational Inclusion: Shattering Stereotypes and Challenging Assumptions

Category: Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion
This article originally appeared in Informal Learning Review (ILR) No. 144, May/June 2017. A copyrighted publication of Informal Learning Experiences, Inc. Reprinted with permission. My …

Public Trust and Accountability Standards

Public trust is the principle that certain natural and cultural resources are preserved for public benefit. In essence, it means the public owns the collections, and they should be kept …

Ethics, Standards, and Professional Practices

Excellence across the museum field begins with the ethics and standards that the field sets for itself to promote accountability, provide a basis for good decision-making, and prove a …

Meet the Facing Change Senior Diversity Fellows

Category: Facing Change
Only nine short months have passed since AAM began its initiative Facing Change: Advancing Museum Board Diversity & Inclusion, which provides training, support, and resources to help …

Community & Audience Engagement Assessment

Description This assessment focuses on the museum’s awareness and understanding of, and relationship with, its various communities and audiences; and their perception of, and experience …

10 Easy Ways Museums Can Be More LGBTQ-friendly

This post originally appeared on the Center for the Future of Museums Future of Education blog in December 2016. Have you ever been bothered by something, found co-workers who were bothered …

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