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Tips for Creating Accessible Museums: Universal Design and Universal Design for Learning

The American Alliance of Museums offers the following information from Violet Rose Arma, Curatorial Assistant & Administrative Support, University of Arizona Museum of Art. The …

The Transformative Power of Employee Activism

Museums and cultural institutions are undergoing a seismic shift, being rightly called to reassess norms and practices to address historical inequities and better reflect and serve their …

Using an Annual DEAI Report as a Tool for Transparency, Accountability, and Change

At science museums, we spend considerable time and effort instilling the notion in our visitors that mistakes are not something to shy away from, but opportunities for learning and growth. …

Disrupting Museum Behavior: An Exploration of the Art Institute of Chicago’s “Cripping the Galleries”

On a hot Sunday afternoon, Sydney Erlikh, seated in a wheelchair, leaned against Maypril Krukowski, a woman with glasses seated on a bench. Sounds of church bells, shuffling footsteps, and …

The Earnest Work of Dreaming: Chicanafuturism in Visual Art

Visions of the future created by and centering the experiences of Black, Indigenous, and other people of color (BIPOC) are essential to our collective potential to transform the world as we …

Welcoming Guidelines

The “LGBTQ Welcoming Guidelines for Museums” outline preferred practices for museums to use when working with LGBTQ professionals, audiences, and communities. The guidelines reflect our …

Transgender Inclusion Guides

Created by the Task Force for Transgender Inclusion, the Toolkit is intended to prepare institutions, coworkers, and transgender museum professionals for gender transitions and to better …

Interpreting Transgender Stories

Transgender and gender-nonconforming people deserve dignified and respectful representation of their lives and communities in museums and cultural institutions. The Task Force for …

Strategies for Engaging and Representing Latinos in Museums

Strategies for Engaging and Representing Latinos in Museums provides background information and strategies for engaging and representing Latinos in authentic and meaningful ways. It …

#AAM2023 Keynote: Gregg Deal

Gregg Deal (Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe) took the stage as the 2023 AAM Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo keynote speaker. Deal is a multi-disciplinary artist, activist, and “disruptor.” His …
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External Pressures on Museum-Going: A 2023 Annual Survey of Museum-Goers Data Story

Category: Alliance Blog
This visual Data Story is based on findings from the 2023 Annual Survey of Museum-Goers, a national survey of American museum visitors from AAM and Wilkening Consulting. Every year, the …

Leisure-Time Shifts in a (Mostly) Post-Pandemic World: A 2023 Annual Survey of Museum-Goers Data Story

Category: Alliance Blog
There have been a lot of changes in how people live their lives over the past five years, largely (but not exclusively) due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While some of these shifts may benefit …

November Advocacy Updates – Speaking up for Museums and Museums Advocacy Day

Category: Advocacy Alert
Advocacy Alert – November 17, 2023 In this Alliance Advocacy Alert: FY 2024 Funding for Museums: A Critical Time to Contact Congress in Support of OMS Registration Now Open: Museums …

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