Skip to content

Posts

Managing Your Museum Career through COVID‐19

This is a recorded session from the 2020 AAM Virtual Annual Meeting and MuseumExpo. The COVID‐19 pandemic has triggered unprecedented layoffs and furloughs across the globe, including in …

MEMBERS ONLY: Rock Your Profile with LinkedIn Webinar

Ready to update your digital profile? Or perhaps you are just getting started on creating your online professional presence? As the world’s largest professional network including 160K U.S. …

Career Development Webinar

Katherine McNamee, Director of Human Resources at AAM, and Ryan Bourke, Director of Member Services at AAM, present on job search and career development resources available on the American …

The State of the Museum Field in 2020, as Viewed by Students

On a day in April 2020, Richard E. Jones—a recent St. John’s University graduate who grew up with a view of New York City’s famous “Museum Mile” from his Harlem neighborhood—looked down the …

Navigating a Job Search in the COVID-19 Market

The museum field, and cultural institutions in general, have undoubtedly been hit hard by COVID-19. As a result, many museum professionals are finding themselves job searching and …

Zoomed Out: An Argument for In-Person Conferencing

Preface: I want to preface this reflection with a bit of context and explanation. Those who followed me on the #AAMvirtual or #AAMsmj hashtags throughout the conference undoubtedly noticed …

Supporting Museum Professionals During a Time of Need

One of the best pieces of wisdom I’ve ever received came from a former boss of mine who later became a good friend. The year was 2009, almost a decade after our professional paths …

Short Term Strategies for Museum Workers

As I wrote in the latest edition of TrendsWatch, staff who feel valued, supported, and trained are a museum’s most important resource for implementing long-term strategies for financial …

13 Tips for Working Remotely

With the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation in the US and elsewhere, museums may begin allowing employees to work from home. For those new to this type of work life, the Independent Museum …

Eleanor Harris of Royal Museums Greenwich on the importance of a digitally-led approach

Royal Museums Greenwich comprises four attractions . These are the National Maritime Museum, the Queen's House and the Royal Observatory. It also includes the Cutty Sark. Eleanor Harris has …

So You Want to Serve on a Museum Board?

In my last article for AAM on welcoming the next generation of board leadership, I encouraged young people who were interested in board service to develop their leadership skills and create …

Conferencing While Introverted

Something that I hear a lot of first-time museum conference attendees say is that they’re worried about being an introvert in such a demanding, extroverted environment. So I thought, for my …
Show more stories in this category

Upcoming Events

View All Events

Latest Stories from AAM

Community, connection and activism at the National Museum of African Art

Category: Leadership

Ngaire Blankenberg , the new director of the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art (), has been a consultant for museums and cultural destinations around the world. She draws on a …

Volunteers Want to Give: How to Respectfully Cultivate Donors from Your Corps

Category: Alliance Blog
If you ask museum leaders, their advancement teams, and volunteer program staff about cultivating volunteers as donors, you’re likely to get a mix of reactions, ranging from enthusiasm to …

How will you speak up for museums in 2022?

Category: Advocacy Alert
Advocacy Alert – January 19, 2022 In this Alliance Advocacy Alert: Register Today: Museums Advocacy Day 2022 Registration Closes THIS Friday, January 21! Contact Congress: Urge Your …

Subscribe to Field Notes!

Packed with stories and insights for museum people, Field Notes is delivered to your inbox every Monday. Once you've completed the form below, confirm your subscription in the email sent to you.

If you are a current AAM member, please sign-up using the email address associated with your account.

Are you a museum professional?

Are you a current AAM member?

Success! Now check your email to confirm your subscription, and please add communications@aam-us.org to your safe sender list.