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The Top 10 Most Anticipated Events at #AAM2021

One of the benefits of hosting a virtual conference, as AAM is doing with the continuation of the 2021 Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo on June 7-9, is that it introduces a bunch of new …

Navigating a Disrupted Future at #AAM2021

How is a talk different from a written report? How is a digital presentation different from its analog kin? Earlier this week I gave my annual TrendsWatch session at the #AAM2021 virtual …

“The Truth Must Start with Museums”: Opening Remarks from #AAM2021

Prepared Remarks of Laura L. Lott President & CEO of the American Alliance of Museums Opening General Session of the 2021 AAM Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo May 24, 2021 Good morning …

Zoomed Out: An Argument for In-Person Conferencing

Preface: I want to preface this reflection with a bit of context and explanation. Those who followed me on the #AAMvirtual or #AAMsmj hashtags throughout the conference undoubtedly noticed …

#AAMvirtual General Session: Dr. Johnnetta B. Cole and Anthony Salcito

This AAM Virtual Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo general session took place on May 18, 2020. Speakers: Laura Lott, President & CEO at American Alliance of Museums Dr. Johnnetta B. Cole, …

Workshopping the Future: Foresight in Hindsight

At AAM 2019 in New Orleans, I led a three-hour futuring workshop, teaching attendees how to conduct foresight activities at their own organizations. Katie Eagleton attended that workshop, …

Soundtrack for an Equitable Conference

Cradled in soulful New Orleans, the 2019 American Alliance of Museums Annual Meeting offered a variety of new sights and sounds in one of the most culturally diverse cities in the United …

Making Space for Community Partners

The 2019 AAM Annual Meeting was hosted in Louisiana—a state known for its rich culinary and musical traditions that attract droves of tourists. But another notable, though less touristy, …

Why Should You Attend AAM’s Annual Meeting?

 AAM’s Annual Meeting is the largest museum conference in the U.S., where you will connect, collaborate, and share ideas with over 5,000 museum professionals. Transcript Auntaneshia …

Conferencing While Introverted

Something that I hear a lot of first-time museum conference attendees say is that they’re worried about being an introvert in such a demanding, extroverted environment. So I thought, for my …

The Advantages of Being a Small Museum

Despite visiting only rarely, I have a strong affinity for New Orleans, the “big sister” of my own hometown: Savannah, Georgia. Both were historically port cities, sites for the global …

Preparing Your Time Portal Session Proposal for AAM2020

The high point of my year may well be reading the session proposals you all submit for the Time Portal track at the AAM 2020 conference! These sessions will take place in some specific …
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Twenty-seven organizations have gained accolades in the 22nd annual Media & Technology MUSE Awards

For Immediate Release Arlington, VA —Twenty-seven organizations have gained accolades in the 22nd annual Media & Technology MUSE Awards, presented by the Media & Technology …

Rethinking Our Human Resources Practices to Build a More Equitable Museum

Category: Human Resources
Less than three weeks after COVID forced museums around the globe to close their doors last year, an article by Arundhati Roy in The Financial Times titled “The Pandemic is a Portal” …

Infrastructure, Good OMS News, and Prepare for Invite Congress

Category: Advocacy Alert
Advocacy Alert – July 21, 2021 In this Alliance Advocacy Alert: Act Now: Urge Legislators to Include Museums in Infrastructure Legislation Share Good News: House Appropriations …

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