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Museums and YouTube: You’ll never believe these 3 tips to improve your channel

When the pandemic forced museums to make a hard pivot to online content, the importance of reaching audiences beyond gallery walls became clearer than ever. As The Historic New Orleans …

Our Opportunity for Change

Using media and technology in exhibition design leads to wider and deeper audience …

Get Your Geek On! How Museums Can Host Mission-Driven Community Conventions

Did you know that a freight elevator can just barely fit a life-size Tyrannosaurus rex puppet? We happened to learn this while getting ready for the Geek Con, an annual event held by the …

5 Ways Museums Can Engage Generation Z 

Technically speaking, Generation Z refers to those of us born between the late 1990s and early 2010s, but the term comes with a lot of extra ideas and stereotypes. Some call us “Generation …

The Path to Financial Recovery and Resilience: An #AAM2022 Keynote by Michael Bobbitt

Michael Bobbitt, Executive Director of Mass Cultural Council, opened the Financial Wellness focus area of the 2022 AAM Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo with his keynote, “The Path to …

With Strategic Focus, TikTok Creates New Opportunities for Cultural Institutions to Inspire Critical Thinking and Constructive Dialogue

In September of 2021, TikTok surpassed one billion users, making it the fastest-growing social media app. The video-sharing platform allows users to post short-form videos, which are then …

Museums Change Their Approach to Showing White Male Artists

In the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement, business-as-usual gets a rethink. This article is part of our latest special section on Museums, which focuses on new artists, new …

A Long Way Home for ‘Looted’ Art Is Getting Shorter

Curators at major museums are increasingly grappling with a thorny topic: restitution. This article is part of our latest special section on Museums, which focuses on new artists, new …

Happy Earth Day: One thing you can do to take climate action now

It's hard to know where to start as an organisation trying to play a part in tackling climate change. As we wrap up after greenloop 22, we have one clear message that we would like to …

Museum sector enjoyed growing numbers of visitors in 2021

The Art Newspaper has unveiled the 100 most popular art museums in the world in 2021 in its annual visitor figures survey, with the museum sector welcoming back growing numbers of …

Community and collaboration at the High Museum of Art

Randall Suffolk has been the director of the High Museum of Art since 2015. Previously, he served as director of Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and as director of The Hyde …

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#AAM2023 Keynote: Gregg Deal

Category: Annual Meeting
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 …

Empathy Interviews: A Tool for Museums to Understand the Feelings and Experiences of Others

Category: Alliance Blog
Imagine sitting down with local community members and hearing stories about the places they feel they can show up as their most authentic selves, or where and how they have learned …

Techno-skepticism: Rethinking the Costs and Benefits of Digital Technology

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
The night before my flight to Denver for #AAM2023, I went over my slides for the annual presentation on TrendsWatch. The talk was formatted around the chapters of the latest report (access …

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