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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 & Comic Con, an annual event …

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 …

Measuring Social Impact for Strategic Change

Compared to economic and educational impact, social impact is elusive and challenging to measure. The Measurement of Museum Social Impact (MOMSI) project is working to create a valid …

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 …

Universal Hip Hop Museum Planning Metaverse Experience before Construction of Venue Completed

The birthplace of hip-hop, the Bronx, NY, will have its own museum in approximately two years when the construction of the two-floor Universal Hip-Hop Museum is completed. According to …

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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Ask an Expert: What Else Can We Digitize?

Category: Alliance Blog
With the new needs imposed by the pandemic, museums have seen considerable digital growth over the past few years. Not only have they begun to deliver more content and programming online, …

Salary Transparency in Job Postings: One Museum’s Journey

Category: Alliance Blog
For the past several years, the Corning Museum of Glass (CMoG) has been working to draft a long-range DEI&A strategic plan, with input from the museum’s cross-departmental DEI Matrix …

A House Museum Built for the Digital Age

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
The museum sector went into the pandemic ill-prepared to use digital strategies to keep themselves afloat, but many museums that had begun to experiment with how digital could enhance or …

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