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Contact Senators Today and Advocacy at #AAM2022

Category: Advocacy Alert
Advocacy Alert – May 13, 2022 In this Alliance Advocacy Alert: Act Now: Ask Your Senators to Sign On to Senate OMS Letter by May 20! Join Us in Boston: Advocacy Sessions at #AAM2022 …

Yes, I’m a Real Person! Adapting Your Volunteer Program during Instability

Category: On-Demand Programs: Human Resources
This is a recorded session from the 2021 AAM Virtual Annual Meeting and MuseumExpo. As it cautiously reopened after closing for COVID-19, the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum …

Your Museum Career Now What Career Resilience in a Post COVID Climate

Category: On-Demand Programs: Career Management
As museum staff return from unprecedented furloughs and layoffs, not all the jobs that were there pre-COVID will return as well. For many professionals, this will be a chance to shift to a …

The Uses of Discomfort LGBTQ Collections Their Repositories and Their Legacies

Category: On-Demand Programs: Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion
People left out of traditional cultural narratives are forced to become the custodians of their own histories. For queer institutions, this means collecting stigmatized materials that other …

The Unionization of Museums What Management and Staff Need to Know

Category: On-Demand Programs: Human Resources
Learn the basics of the collective bargaining process, the advantages and disadvantages of unionization, and strategies to manage the various possible outcomes of the voti…

Museum Accessibility Helping Patrons Who Are Blind to See Your Exhibitions

Category: On-Demand Programs: Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion
Audio description (AD), a relatively inexpensive and readily available technology, broadens the museum experience for all people and particularly for patrons who cannot see or have low …

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