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AAM Statement on the Supreme Court Decision to Overturn Roe v. Wade

The recent Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade is an assault on human rights, with people of color and people from low-income backgrounds suffering the greatest consequences. The …

The Call of the Moment: Marjorie Schwarzer on the New Edition of Riches, Rivals, and Radicals

Riches, Rivals, and Radicals: A History of Museums in America has been read by students, professionals, and museum lovers alike since its first publication in 2006; its public television …

Top 19 new museums to look forward to in 2020

Whether you like modern art, literature, social commentary or even underwater sculptures, there is a whole host of museums due to open over the next 12 months guaranteed to catch your …

Paris Museums Put 100,000 Images Online for Unrestricted Public Use

Paris Musées, a collection of 14 museums in Paris have recently made high-res digital copies of 100,000 artworks freely available to the public on their collections website. Artists with …

The Top Ten Alliance Blog Posts of 2019

It was a whirlwind year of museums making themselves over for our changing world. Evolving ethics, social and technological transformation, and the looming presence of the bottom line are …

How Museum Stores Support Their Institutions and the Public

Throughout my thirty years as a museum retail professional, I have often had to explain to others—whether colleagues, friends and family, or complete strangers—how museum stores support …

Lessons in Cross-Cultural Partnerships for Mid-Sized Museums

On paper, the relationship between Columbus Museum of Art (CMA) and the Dordrecht Museum in the Netherlands looks like a typical museum partnership. For our recent exhibition Life in the …

Reflections on the Historic House Summit from Scholarship Attendee Abigail Winslow

On February 3-5, 2019, AAM’s Historic Houses and Sites and Environment and Climate networks hosted a rare convening of experts at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens in Miami, Florida, for …

Collecting Girlhood: Why the new activist museum is virtual

The assumption that museums must be permanent buildings with physical collections is no longer sustainable. With decreased funding, increased competition, and the burden of care, museums …

#WhyILoveMuseums: See the inspiring responses!

March 13 was #WhyILoveMuseums Day, a social media movement started by Mar Dixon, a consultant who has led monthly hashtags for the cultural field from her @CultureThemes platform for almost …

The Mission-Driven Café: When doing the wrong thing is the right thing to do

Ask most museum directors, restaurant consultants, and other knowledgeable folks and they will tell you: “Hire an outside food-service company to run your café.” Well, that makes perfect …

New Study Offers Clues to Dominance of Curve-Filled Museum Designs

smithsonian.com Curved edges abound in architecture-particularly when it comes to museums, with cultural institutions ranging from Spain's Guggenheim Bilbao to France's Louis Vuitton …
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A Free Survey to Measure a Sense of Belonging at Museums

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Ask an Expert: What Else Can We Digitize?

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Salary Transparency in Job Postings: One Museum’s Journey

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