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Museum as Living Room: A Q&A with Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts’ Victoria Ramirez

I believe museums matter because they serve as vital community spaces, where we can meet, mingle, work, learn, study, daydream, and everything in between. I came to this realization, in …

How to Transform a Volunteer Program in Six Steps

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 Guided Wellness Workshop for Taking Care of Yourself Before Your Communities

Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to join the AAM team for two wellness sessions in the lead-up to May’s Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo. Given the meeting’s wellness-focused theme, …

Reframing the Collection: How a Literary Catalog Experiment Brought New Voices to Interpretation

The University of Iowa Stanley Museum of Art (Stanley) is part of the arts ecosystem at the country’s premier university for the study of creative writing. As a curatorial team, we have …

Celebrating Deaf Culture: How 5 Leading Museums Approach Accessibility and ASL Year-Round

After I asked my husband to repeat himself multiple times in one conversation, he eventually turned to me and said, “You don’t hear anything I say. Please get your hearing checked.” I …
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Where does my museum start with the new NAGPRA regulations

Category: Collections Stewardship
The following guidance was developed with the assistance of subject matter experts in the museum field. The Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), enacted in 1990, …

Right-Sizing the World

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
This excerpt is adapted from TrendsWatch: Museums as Community Infrastructure. The full report is available as a free PDF download. “I don’t know why people feel unhappy when the curve of a …

Recruiting for Hard-to-Fill Positions in Museums Tipsheet

Category: Human Resources
This tipsheet was developed by Dana P. Hundley (she/her), recruiting and people program consultant. Dana has recruited across industries, job functions and experience levels in agency, …

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