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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 …

Reinventing Museum Careers

Museum workers tend to have a high sense of ethics, strong workplace values, and genuine pride in their organizations, relative to many other professions. But in recent times, the field has …

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. …
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