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2019 Award Winner for Excellence in Practice: David Rios

According to his nominator, David Rios, Director of Public Programs and Curator of Contemporary Art at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM), “excels in building experiences and …

The Business of Being an Independent Museum Professional

Learn about the business of being an independent museum professional from two experts in this recorde…

Hillary Spencer on the Children’s Museum of the Upstate: risk, representation and co-creation

Hillary Spencer joined the Children's Museum of the Upstate (TCMU) from Nomad Exhibitions, where she served as Director (US). This firm specialises in the design, production, and business …

Women are increasingly getting the top museum jobs. Will more of them finally get equal pay?

July 2 It began with a flurry of landmark appointments. Last year, the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum welcomed Ellen Stofan as its first female director, and then Anthea Hartig …

A Fellowship Helps One Emerging Professional Find Her Footing

Art has been a part of my life since very early on. When I was around four, my mother began working at the Detroit Institute of Arts, and I spent many hours after school and on weekends …

Making Professional Development Work for Small Museums

“We had been talking about going to different conferences for years, usually in a joking, musing way, so it is awesome to be able to do it.” When I asked my colleague Mark Riccetti, our …

Museums as a Pink Collar Profession

This week, my colleagues at GEMM (the Gender Equity in Museums Movement) published their second white paper, Museums as a Pink Collar Profession. GEMM’s paper poses some complex questions …

Introducing our 2019 CFM Foresight Scholar

I’m pleased to announce that our inaugural foresight scholarship has been awarded to Terrance Hunter, program manager at the Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center of Florida. …

Setting the stage for my career path: Maria Marable Bunch Excellence in Practice award winner reflects on her career.

Each year AAM’s Education Committee (EdCom) Professional Network recognizes outstanding museum educators and supporters, programs and resources that exemplify excellence. The 2018 Award of …

10 Career Tips From The First Woman To Lead The Smithsonian Air And Space Museum

Ellen Stofan made a deliberate decision to step back from her management career in aerospace to spend more time with her kids knowing she may have shut the door on those opportunities …

Call for Applications: Aroha Fellowship for Museums & Creative Aging

Last week the Alliance launched the search for our first senior fellow. With the generous support of Aroha Philanthropies, this individual will spend two years advancing the work of museums …

Our Shared Responsibility: A conversation with Joanne Jones-Rizzi

Joanne Jones-Rizzi began working at the Boston Children’s Museum in 1985, focusing on issues of access and equity. In 2004, she left Boston to work on the “RACE: Are We So Different?” …
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