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Faces of Baltimore Museums: Gage Branda

Have you heard about AAM 2024 in Baltimore this month? (We hope so—we’re doing our best!) If so, you might have seen one of our ads for this year’s edition, featuring a lovely …

Faces of Baltimore Museums: Rachel Leeds

Have you heard about AAM 2024 in Baltimore this month? (We hope so—we’re doing our best!) If so, you might have seen one of our ads for this year’s edition, featuring a lovely …

Your Guide to the Future at AAM 2024

Hello museum people—I hope to see you in Baltimore, MD, May 16-19 for the 2024 Annual Meeting and MuseumExpo. There are always so many great sessions on the program that a common quandary …

#AAM2023 Keynote: Gregg Deal

Gregg Deal (Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe) took the stage as the 2023 AAM Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo keynote speaker. Deal is a multi-disciplinary artist, activist, and “disruptor.” His …

#AAM2023 General Session

The General Session of the 2023 AAM Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo took place on May 19, 2023 with Chevy Humphrey, AAM Board Chair and President and CEO of the Museum of Science and …

Finding the Future at #AAM2023

I’m taking a short break from prepping my materials for #AAM2023 to share a preview of what The Future will be up to in Denver. For me the conference starts on Thursday, May 18, with the …

Virgil Ortiz Revolt 1680/2180: Runners + Gliders

Today on the blog, Pueblo artist Virgil Ortiz tells us about his use of futures-inflected storytelling to illuminate the past, as embodied in his latest project, Revolt 1680/2180: Runners + …

AAM’s Strategic Framework: A Progress Report

Whether you’re new to the museum field or have been around for decades, you’ve probably noticed that the watchword of this moment is “change.” Our museums, which have conservation in their …

Transforming Museums with Immersive Sound

Sound is a potent force. When harnessed with intention and care, its impact can be substantial. As a trained ethnomusicologist with experience working in museums like the Louis Armstrong …
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Celebrating Deaf Culture: How 5 Leading Museums Approach Accessibility and ASL Year-Round

Category: Alliance Blog
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 …

Museums with a Future: Prioritizing Climate Resilience to Respond to a Changing World

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
This year’s TrendsWatch report spotlights the urgent need for humanity to curb our carbon emissions if we are to stave off the worst extremes of climate change. The term …

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