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On Cross Collecting, or Cross-Over Buying

Since the start of the new millennium, there has been an increase in cross-collecting (sometimes called 'cross-over buying'). This might seem like a recent phenomenon according to what we …

Museums and their Observers Debate the Field’s Deaccessioning Ethics

Reinforcement Crew: A Look Back

Māori ancestors repatriated to New Zealand by the Peabody Museum

The Reinforcement Crew: Colleagues Helping Colleagues

‘It Is an Unusual and Radical Act’: Why the Baltimore Museum Is Selling Blue-Chip Art to Buy Work by Underrepresented Artists

3D Scans Help Preserve History, But Who Should Own Them?

‘It Is an Unusual and Radical Act’: Why the Baltimore Museum Is Selling Blue-Chip Art to Buy Work by Underrepresented Artists

Information PLEASE Preserving History as It Happens: Orange County Regional History Center undertook rapid-response collecting after Pulse nightclub shooting

Fifteen years after looting, thousands of artefacts are still missing from Iraq’s national museum

Commerce vs. Curation: Lessons From Today’s Museums World

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The Art of Recovery: How a Radical Public Art Experiment Is Reshaping Sicily 50 Years After a Devastating Earthquake

Category: Facing Change
On a recent day this summer, I left the colorful, urban interventions and crowded revelries of Manifesta 12 in Palermo, Sicily, and descended into the rural, arid Belice Valley. I was …

How to Win Friends and Influence People by Attending Museum Conferences

Category: Global Thinking
Two years ago, in 2016, I had the opportunity to attend the AAM Annual Meeting in Washington DC, thanks to the Getty Leadership and Career Management Program Fellowship. Little did I know …

A Conversation with Kathleen McLean

Category: Career Management
Kathleen McLean is the recipient of the 2018 AAM Distinguished Service to Museums Award, which recognizes an individual’s excellence and contributions to the museum field for at least 20 …