Recent Posts by Laura Lott

With Liberty and Justice for All!

Category: Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion
One hundred and thirty-three years after the Statue of Liberty first arrived in New York harbor, to the day, my husband and I took our daughter to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island on …

Difficult but Necessary

Category: Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion
I am privileged to be part of many special museum events—openings, re-openings, milestone anniversaries and the like. Each is special—for the museum; for the hardworking boards, staffs, and …

Sharing Outcomes from “Don’t Raid the Cookie Jar” – Opening remarks by Laura Lott

Category: Alliance Blog
This post is adapted from opening remarks made by Alliance CEO Laura Lott at “Don’t Raid the Cookie Jar: Creating Early Interventions to Prevent Deaccessioning Crises,” a …

It’s Okay to be Incomplete

Category: Annual Meeting
Prepared remarks of Laura L. Lott President & CEO of the American Alliance of Museums May 27, 2016 Opening session of the AAM 2016 Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo Good morning! Welcome …

Giving Thanks!

Category: Alliance Blog
As Thanksgiving approaches, it’s important to take a moment to recognize and celebrate all of the people whose unique contributions make the American Alliance of Museums such a wonderful …

Looking in the Mirror and Making Changes

Category: AAM's Strategic Plan
In every place I’ve worked, I’ve noticed two crucial keys to success: a bold but focused strategic plan and a strong, dynamic team culture. Without equal parts of both, it is hard for me to …