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The below list is a compilation of content related to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis

The Museum System Upgrade: A Q&A with András Szántó

In the early days of COVID lockdowns, longtime cultural consultant and writer András Szántó began interviewing dozens of museum leaders around the world. As the pandemic simultaneously …

The Messenger Matters: How a Novel Partnership Is Enhancing Public Health in Philadelphia

Bandaging skinned knees. Conducting health screenings. Managing care for chronic needs. Providing therapy and counseling. School nurses do all of this and more every day as they work with …

How a South Carolina Library Became a Model of Social Impact Innovation

  “Bad libraries build collections. Good libraries build services. Great libraries build communities.” —R. David Lankes – Professor and Director of the School …

Blues on the Block: Connecting Communities through Live Music, Rhythm, and Public Health

  The National Blues Museum was one of ninety-one museums, libraries, and cultural or tribal organizations that leveraged their position as trusted community partners to help bolster …

Transferring Trust: An Art-Based Public Health Campaign Reveals the Key to Community Resilience

It’s no secret that the pandemic hit certain communities harder than others. Disasters—be they environmental, social, or public-health-related—often have this effect, exposing inequity both …

Immersive Experiences in Museums: A Look at Art Windsor-Essex’s “Against the Current”

To say that a lot has changed for cultural institutions and museums in the past few years is an understatement. This is a time when visitors, who have spent the last two years enduring a …

What University Museum Educators Have Learned from the Pandemic

In this series of posts, EdCom’s Trends Committee is taking a deeper look at emerging phenomena identified in the 2021 edition of TrendsWatch from the Center for the Future of Museums. In …

Speak Up for Museums: Spring Advocacy Updates

Advocacy Alert – March 24, 2022 In this Alliance Advocacy Alert: Museums Advocacy Day: Museum Advocates Make Their Voices Heard Good News in FY 2022 Omnibus: Funding Increases for …

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 …

Crafting a Post-Disaster Experience: How Visitor Experience Staff Have Adapted to the Pandemic

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, museums everywhere have become more people-centric. Top-line conversations have centered on the thoughts and feelings of our visitors as we have …

The Future of Museum Labor: Exploring the Latest COVID Impact Data

Last week the Alliance released the results of our most recent snapshot of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on US museums. We launched this series of surveys in June 2020, a little over …

National Snapshot of COVID-19 Impact on United States Museums (fielded December 2021-January 2022)

The National Snapshot of COVID-19 Impact on United States Museums survey, conducted by AAM and Wilkening Consulting, was fielded December 8, 2021-January 20, 2022.  Over 700 museum …
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Elevating Sustainability Efforts in Museum Dining Operations

Category: Alliance Blog
As museums encourage visitors to learn and think about what is possible, sustainability is no longer a behind-the-scenes activity. Beyond LEED-certified buildings and facilities operations, …

Museum Colleague Shoutouts for 2023

Category: Alliance Blog
Last month we asked readers of our Field Notes newsletter to share their shoutouts for outstanding museum colleagues in honor of the new year. Here were some of the responses they shared: …

Chatting About Museums with ChatGPT

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
Two months ago, the research and development lab OpenAI released ChatGPT, an interactive “chatbot” powered by artificial intelligence. Chatbots aren’t new (I’ve been writing about …

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