Skip to content


The Alliance blog provides the museum community with a place to share stories and insights, in their own voice, reaching thousands of people across the global museum field.

From SME to C-Suite: Complementing Your Specialization with a Business School Education

In June, reporter Robin Pogrebin published “What Does It Take to Run a Museum? The Job Description is Changing.” in The New York Times. Drawing on interviews with veteran art museum …

Can You Help Us Build the Ultimate Museum Resource Library?

Looking for something to help you at work? Tips for acing a job interview, a guide to writing a strategic plan, best practices for accessibility at a virtual event? AAM’s Resource …

New On-demand Programs from #AAM2023

The AAM Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo is one of the most critical opportunities for our field to come together and learn from one another. While it remains the largest annual in-person …

AAMC Foundation Publishes Best Practices Guide for Conducting Artist Identity Surveys

The AAMC Foundation has released the Best Practices Guide for Artist Demographic Data Coordination, the first resource of its kind for art organizations providing a detailed overview of how …

The Best Museum Cafés and Restaurants, According to Museum People

Any seasoned museumgoer knows that feeling a few hours into a visit. You came in energized, eager, and attentive, ready to conquer some exhibitions, but now you’re losing steam. The wall …

The Six Tools for Effective Digital Design

In 2020, after a fifteen-year run working in museums on digital engagement projects, I decided to start my own consultancy. In the process of building it, I often heard from people familiar …
Show more stories in this category

Upcoming Events

View All Events

Latest Stories from AAM

September Advocacy Updates – Congress Returns and NVRD 2023

Category: Advocacy Alert
Advocacy Alert – September 8, 2023 In this Alliance Advocacy Alert: Speak Up for Museums: Congress Returns for a Busy Fall Season – and a Government Shutdown? News You Can Use: …

Take a Deep Dive into the Future of Museums this November

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
Have you registered for the Future of Museums Summit? Taking place from 1-5 pm ET November 1 and 2, this virtual conference will explore four themes from the current edition of TrendsWatch: …

Subscribe to Field Notes!

Packed with stories and insights for museum people, Field Notes is delivered to your inbox every Monday. Once you've completed the form below, confirm your subscription in the email sent to you.

If you are a current AAM member, please sign-up using the email address associated with your account.

Are you a museum professional?

Are you a current AAM member?

Success! Now check your email to confirm your subscription, and please add to your safe sender list.