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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 …

Are Museums’ Young Patron Groups Meeting Calls for Diversity?

As demographics change across the United States, particularly in urban centers, and the baby boomers enter old age, the country’s …

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 …

Whose Writing Is on the Wall at the Museum? It Could Be Yours.

Many curators are turning to experiments that give outside voices the chance to speak within museum walls — such as writing wall labels — that experts say may help visitors connect with …

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. …

Pushing the Boundaries

The Whitney Plantation Museum confronts the truth of its history in all facets of its …

Beyond the Museum Walls

This article originally appeared in the November/December 2021 issue of Museum magazine, a benefit of AAM membership. The Queens Museum serves as a community anchor by embracing porosity, …

The Strong gives children in hospital robotic access to museum

The Strong National Museum of Play in Rochester, has teamed up with the WeGo Foundation to allow children in hospital robotic access to the museum. The partnership will give children in …

Telling overlooked stories at New-York Historical Society

The New-York Historical Society Museum and Library has announced a $140m expansion of its building on Central Park West. This will add more than 70,000 square feet of space to the …

With the Help of MAP, the Manassas Museum Met Its Changing Community’s Needs

Through the Museum Assessment Program, museums gain perspective on how to improve core areas of their operations, with a combination of guided self-reflection and close consultation with an …

How a Disturbing Historical Discovery Inspired a New Mission at Old North Foundation

The enduring fame of the Old North Church in Boston began on the evening of April 18, 1775, when church sexton Robert Newman and vestryman Capt. John Pulling Jr. climbed the steeple and …

#AAM2021 Elevate Stage Session: More Than Words—Solidarity Statements in Action

When it comes to structural racism, museums must be honest about their past mistakes, including how they will address them and what they believe in now. Sites of Conscience members will …
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Applying Art History to Workplace Safety: Saving Lives and Growing Revenue at the Toledo Museum of Art

Category: Alliance Blog
Over the course of its distinguished 120-year history of art education, the Toledo Museum of Art (TMA) has offered classes that extend beyond simple drawing and painting into topics ranging …

Legislative Update and Museums Advocacy Day 2022 is Virtual

Category: Advocacy Alert
Advocacy Alert – November 19, 2021 In this Alliance Advocacy Alert: Act Now: Ask Congress to Approve Historic Increase for OMS Signed into Law: Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act …

AAM Announces Latest Accreditation Awards: 15 Museums Receive this High Honor

Category: Press Release
For Immediate Release Arlington, VA – The American Alliance of Museums (AAM), the only organization representing the entire scope of the museum community, today announced 5 first-time …

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