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Carnegie Museum of Art opens doors early for visitors 55 and over with Mindful Museum

“AgeTech” companies court digital seniors

Beijing takes lead in ‘banking’ time for elderly amid growing demographic dilemma

Join the Conversation: Creative Aging and the Future of Museums

This is a recorded session from the 2020 AAM Virtual Annual Meeting and MuseumExpo. How can museums embrace the ‘Aging Revolution’ with purpose and intentionality? Learn from four museums …

Call it virtual assisted living: Seniors can stay in their own homes longer thanks to these pandemic hacks

How Smithsonian Associates Reimagined Its Music Programs for Older Adults during the Pandemic

In 2019, Smithsonian Associates—the largest museum-based education program in the world—had the opportunity to launch a popular music program designed for those fifty-five and older thanks …

Where you live may protect you from dementia

“Additionally, as COVID-19 has changed the day-to-day lives of aging Americans, it is critical to understand which neighborhood environments can buffer the impact of the pandemic on …

Creating Connections: Merging Lifelong Learning and Music Therapy

The Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) in Phoenix, Arizona, celebrates music and world cultures through a multisensory experience—where guests can “travel” the globe through the sights and …

Crowdsourced Resources on Museums & Creative Aging

IMHO, the best thing about webinars—a feature not replicated by live events—is the chat room. Chat offers the thrill of passing notes in class, but with the explicit validation of the …

These Older Workers Hadn’t Planned To Retire So Soon. The Pandemic Sped Things Up

“I wish I could say that I could embrace retirement, but it scares me — not being a part of someth…

Why Ageism And Ableism Should Be Front And Center In Diversity, Equity And Inclusion Strategy

“We’re being ageist anytime we judge someone based on how old we think they are, and ableist when we judge them based on how we assume their minds or bodies function. We’re being ageist and …

Grooving With the Mardi Gras Indians

“I’m most proud of the work that I have done in prisons where I get diverse populations. So, when the opportunity came to me to do a dance class for seniors, that resonated with …
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Act Now to Speak Up for Museums!

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Advocacy Alert – June 7, 2024 In this Alliance Advocacy Alert: Appropriations Update: Act Now to Speak Up for Museums! Start Today: Plan to Participate in #InviteCongress 2024 …

How to Transform a Volunteer Program in Six Steps

Category: Alliance Blog
Are you taking a second look at your museum’s volunteer program? Maybe you’re struggling with flagging recruitment and retention, questioning how the diversity of your corps aligns with …

A Bundle of Museum Collections Management Forms

Download templates for: an acquisition proposal form, accession form, donor questionnaire, deed of gift, bequest pledge form, cataloging worksheet, condition report form, deaccession form, …

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