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Different by Design: A New, Inclusive Framework for Accessible Museum Exhibitions

In January 2020, I authored a post for the Alliance Blog about speechless: different by design, an exhibition that I curated for the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) and the High Museum of Art in …

“Wait, What? Toddlers in an Art Museum?”

Caitlin Mock Wilson, a mother of two young children and a Clyfford Still Museum (CSM) member, often went to museums with her parents as a young child. When she had her own children, she …

Museum Accessibility: An Art and a Science

Over the past decade, conversations about accessibility have increased within the museum field, and many organizations including AAM have identified it as a priority. There is not, however, …

Art Museums and Technology Developing New Metrics to Measure Visitor Engagement

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Conducting Focus Groups

Simple Steps to Effective Focus Groups

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A Free Survey to Measure a Sense of Belonging at Museums

Not everyone wants to visit a museum. This is in part because of operational issues like cost, location, schedule, but these aren’t the whole story. Some don’t even reach the point of …

CARE-apy: Discussing Data Collection Methods

Watch this recorded CARE-apy session where we explore numerous evaluation methods that you can use to understand a variety of things, including: Information that will help you make …

Family Interactive Spaces: Are They Necessary or Just Nice?

Cultivating a strong family audience is critical for museums, and as practitioners we use many different strategies to do this, including special family days and festivals, workshops, …

CARE-apy: Crafting Evaluation Questions

Every day we ask a multitude of questions in our personal and professional lives, from the simple to the complex. What time is it? How are you feeling today? One would think creating …

How a Rapid-Response Pop-Up Inspired New Notions of Audience and Community

The events of 2020 and 2021 forced museums to innovate in ways and at a speed that would have been unthinkable prior. Our hope is that 2022 brings about a time of reflection, where we take …
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Museum Colleague Shoutouts for 2023

Category: Alliance Blog
Last month we asked readers of our Field Notes newsletter to share their shoutouts for outstanding museum colleagues in honor of the new year. Here were some of the responses they shared: …

Chatting About Museums with ChatGPT

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
Two months ago, the research and development lab OpenAI released ChatGPT, an interactive “chatbot” powered by artificial intelligence. Chatbots aren’t new (I’ve been writing about …

Repatriation, Restitution, and Reparations

Category: Museum Magazine
This article originally appeared in Museum magazine’s January/February 2023 issue, a benefit of AAM membership.  “I greatly appreciate learning about cultural objects, ancient …

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