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

In the Pandemic a New Museum Charter School is Born

Over the past two years, the pandemic has prompted museums to experiment with new products and services to meet the needs of their communities. Some of these experiments have turned out to …

MOCA now requires upgraded face coverings: No cloth masks

The Museum of Contemporary Art has a new dress code. No more cloth - masks, that is. The museum now requires all visitors to wear surgical, N95, KF94 or KN95 face masks when inside its …

Forecasting 2022, Part 3: Build Your Own Adventure

When I sat down to write the third entry in CFM’s scenario set for 2022, I struggled over what kind of story would most usefully round out the collection. Scenario one (A Third Year of …

The Long-awaited Tail

“With our imagination, the future is a place where anything, or one hundred things, or everything, can be different—even things that seem impossible to change today.” –Dr. Jane …

The Top Ten Alliance Blog Posts of 2021

Though 2021 was a slightly more normal year than 2020, with mostly open museums gradually regaining visitors, the pandemic still loomed large and colored most conversations. On the Alliance …

Forecasting 2022, Part 1: Waves Ahead

I’d hoped to be forecasting the post-COVID future by this point, but that apparently wasn’t in the cards. (Forgive me a little futurist Tarot humor.) Instead, it’s entirely possible that …

How Can Education Programs Help Bridge the Digital Divide? 

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 …

How Philadelphia Cultural Institutions Embraced Collaboration to Address Opportunity Gaps

If there is a positive outcome of the pandemic’s impact on cultural institutions, it may be the willingness to ideate and take different approaches to our work to ensure that no one is …

An Investment in Our Collective Future: Building for Staff Advancement from the Inside Out

With the worst of pandemic disruptions behind us (we hope) some museums are using this as an opportunity to rethink their operations, rather than simply rebounding to the previous norm. …

Legislative Updates and Museums Advocacy Day 2022

Advocacy Alert – October 29, 2021 In this Alliance Advocacy Alert: Help Preserve Museum Jobs: Tell Congress to Retain the Employee Retention Tax Credit for Nonprofits Good News: …

From the President and CEO: Together We Will Recover

This article originally appeared in the November/December 2020 issue of Museum magazine, a benefit of AAM membership. As I write this in early September, just over six months since COVID-19 …

Picture of Health: How MFA, St. Petersburg, Reimagined the Museum Program as a Source of Wellness and Healing

As the Curator of Public Programs at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, my professional focus has always been the MFA’s public spaces, performing arts venue, and gardens—not the …
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