Recent Posts by Laura Lott

Difficult but Necessary

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

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

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!

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

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 …

The Witte Museum – A Catalyst for San Antonio on the Rise

Alliance Blog
Laura Lott is the President and CEO of the American Alliance of Museums. Have you heard about The New Witte? When you take the bold step of investing nearly $100 million in entirely …