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Improving Access to Employment for People with Disabilities

The museum sector is working to increase the diversity of our workforce through a variety of ways: for example, how we craft position requirements, word job announcements, and conduct …

A Collection of Resources by and for BIPOC Museum Professionals

A search for “diversity and inclusion” on the job portal Indeed produces over two thousand pages of results across public, private, and nonprofit organizations. The titles and …

Expanding Public Value

As you build bridges with communities, consider using dig…

Museum Accessibility: An Art and a Science

Over the past decade, conversations about accessibility have increased within the museum field, and many organizations including AAM have identified it as a priority. There is not, however, …

A Free Survey to Measure a Sense of Belonging at Museums

Not everyone wants to visit a museum. This is in part because of operational issues like cost, location, schedule, but these aren’t the whole story. Some don’t even reach the point of …

Salary Transparency in Job Postings: One Museum’s Journey

For the past several years, the Corning Museum of Glass (CMoG) has been working to draft a long-range DEI&A strategic plan, with input from the museum’s cross-departmental DEI Matrix …

Point of View: What Matters Most

Accountability to our community means making changes from the inside out as well as from the …

Shifting the Conversation

This article originally appeared in the September/October 2022 issue of Museum magazine, a benefit of AAM membership. Two Facing Change Senior Fellows talk about their work supporting board …

Collaboration for Community Impact

After Facing Change, four historical societies in the Twin Cities are working together to better engage the African American communities …

A Transformative Journey

Participating in Facing Change has helped the Naper Settlement board and staff transform the i…

On Board with Change

The Walker Art Center’s Racial Equity and Inclusion Action Plan aims to change the makeup and culture of the institution’s board o…

Facing Change: An Overview

In 2015, Dr. Johnnetta Betsch Cole delivered a landmark keynote address at the AAM Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo in Atlanta. In it she called upon museums to “be of social value by not …
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The BTA 2022 Art Museum Trustee Survey

Category: Research and Reports
The Characteristics, Roles, and Experiences of Black Trustees Foreword The Black Trustee Alliance for Art Museums (BTA) was established in 2021 to transform art museums into more equitable …

Art Museum Staff Demographic Survey 2022

Category: Research and Reports
Foreword Art museums aspire to play a singular social role for the public—they commit to both preserving and stewarding collections of art for current and future generations, while also …

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