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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, …

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 …

Get about It: Change and Resistance

I’d never visited New Orleans before, and my brief but fascinating experience served as a metaphor for this year’s AAM Annual Meeting experience. New Orleans is a city of layers, with old …

An International Experience at #AAM2019

After moving back to Europe from America in 2016, I had never been able to come visit until last month. That’s when I flew all the way to New Orleans to attend this year’s Annual …

What Happened at #AAM2019? Let Our Social Media Journalists Fill You In

Each year, AAM invites a group of passionate museum professionals who are active and skilled on social media to attend the Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo as Social Media Journalists. Like …

We Need a Radically Different System

Prepared Remarks of Kippen de Alba Chu Board Chair of the American Alliance of Museums 2019 Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo May 21, 2019 As AAM’s unprecedented national initiative Facing …

Financial Sustainability Is Everyone’s Responsibility

Prepared Remarks of Laura L. Lott President & CEO of the American Alliance of Museums Opening General Session of the 2019 Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo May 20, 2019 Good morning and …

#AAM2019 Keynote: Kippen de Alba Chu and Kimberly Drew

< Disclaimer: This video is unedited and contains several “unbeeped” profanities. Transcript Kippen de Alba Chu: Good morning, everyone. Yeah, this morning’s script was …

Follow #AAM2019 From Anywhere

Nothing beats the in-person experience of AAM’s Annual Meeting and MuseumExpo: meeting colleagues, hearing ideas straight from the source in sessions, and checking out the intriguing …

Read Up on Financial Sustainability for #AAM2019

This year’s AAM Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo carries the theme of “Sustaining Vibrant Museums,” a nod to financial sustainability. While financial sustainability might …

I Can Haz Cryptokitties and You Can Too

I will be running a Cryptokitty meet-up at the AAM annual meeting in New Orleans on Tuesday, May 21 from 2:00 – 2:30 in the Alliance Resource Center in MuseumExpo. Join me for a brief …
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Elevating Sustainability Efforts in Museum Dining Operations

Category: Alliance Blog
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Museum Colleague Shoutouts for 2023

Category: Alliance Blog
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Chatting About Museums with ChatGPT

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
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