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‘Relationships Don’t Have an End Goal’: A Q&A with the Burke Museum’s Decolonization & DEAI Team

Some of the newest, and most defining, jobs in the current era of museums are those focusing on decolonization and diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion. In recent years, as more …

How Are Museums Celebrating Juneteenth This Year?

As of 2021, the United States has a new federal holiday: Juneteenth. In the years since June 19, 1865—when Union troops arrived in Galveston Bay, Texas, to enforce the Emancipation …

Nurturing a People-Centered Work Culture

In March 2020, I gave birth to my second child, just two months after becoming the Delaware Art Museum’s Interim Executive Director and days into the COVID-19 lockdown. In those early …

#AAM2022 General Session: Chevy Humphrey, Laura Lott, and Karen McNeely

The General Session of the 2022 AAM Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo took place on May 20, 2022 with Chevy Humphrey, AAM Board Chair and President and CEO of the Museum of Science and …

Big Global Trends: An #AAM2022 Keynote by Thomas L. Friedman

Thomas L. Friedman, three-time Pulitzer Prize winner, author, and journalist, opened the Museums in Society focus area of the 2022 AAM Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo with his keynote, …

The Path to Financial Recovery and Resilience: An #AAM2022 Keynote by Michael Bobbitt

Michael Bobbitt, Executive Director of Mass Cultural Council, opened the Financial Wellness focus area of the 2022 AAM Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo with his keynote, “The Path to …

Museum as Lightning Rod: Innovation and Invitation—An #AAM2022 Keynote by Jake Barton

Jake Barton, Founder and Chief Creative Officer of Local Projects, opened the Innovation focus area of the 2022 AAM Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo with his keynote, “Museum as …

Speak the Truth and Point to Hope: An #AAM2022 Keynote by Sandra Jackson-Dumont

Sandra Jackson-Dumont, Director & CEO of the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, opened the Organizational Culture focus area of the 2022 AAM Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo with her keynote …

What University Museum Educators Have Learned from the Pandemic

In this series of posts, EdCom’s Trends Committee is taking a deeper look at emerging phenomena identified in the 2021 edition of TrendsWatch from the Center for the Future of Museums. In …

Family Interactive Spaces: Are They Necessary or Just Nice?

Cultivating a strong family audience is critical for museums, and as practitioners we use many different strategies to do this, including special family days and festivals, workshops, …

With Strategic Focus, TikTok Creates New Opportunities for Cultural Institutions to Inspire Critical Thinking and Constructive Dialogue

In September of 2021, TikTok surpassed one billion users, making it the fastest-growing social media app. The video-sharing platform allows users to post short-form videos, which are then …

Why I’m Going to Boston

“It’s so good to see you!” How much new meaning has that simple phrase taken on over the last two years? Last September I attended my only in-person conference since the beginning of the …
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