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Reframing the Collection: How a Literary Catalog Experiment Brought New Voices to Interpretation

The University of Iowa Stanley Museum of Art (Stanley) is part of the arts ecosystem at the country’s premier university for the study of creative writing. As a curatorial team, we have …

Guiding Light: How Values Exercises Can Help You Present Challenging Content

Editor’s Note: If you’re interested in experiencing Ashley’s wellness work for yourself, come see her at AAM 2024, where she’ll lead two unique “Empathy in …

How Book Bans Might Impact Museums: A Q&A with PEN America’s Jonathan Friedman

This series of Q&As by the author are conducted as independent work and not part of his professional activities. If you follow the news, you’ve likely seen a surge in headlines about …

Point of View: The Museum and the Mind

The field of neuroarts is documenting how the arts and aesthetic experiences measurably change the body, brain, and behavior. This article originally appeared in Museum magazine’s May/June …

Designing a Watershed Experience at the Ontario Museum of History and Art

With its exhibition on water, the Ontario Museum of History and Art aims to educate and empower its community and address its wellbeing. This article originally appeared …

Supporting Those Who Care at the Baltimore Museum of Art

The Baltimore Museum of Art has partnered with the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine to better prepare medical students. This article originally appeared in Museum magazine’s …

Language/Arts: How the Verbal and Visual Intersect in Museums

A picture is worth a thousand words. Or so the aphorism tells us. What, then, is the value of a single word? That is the question I have explored time and again as an educator in an art …

Learning from the Double Diamond: How Divergent and Convergent Thinking Can Improve Collaboration and Problem-Solving in Museums

Have you ever been in a meeting and thrown out an idea, only to have a colleague start listing all the reasons it won’t work? Or maybe you’ve thought of one in your head, only to …
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Act Now to Speak Up for Museums!

Category: Advocacy Alert
Advocacy Alert – June 7, 2024 In this Alliance Advocacy Alert: Appropriations Update: Act Now to Speak Up for Museums! Start Today: Plan to Participate in #InviteCongress 2024 …

How to Transform a Volunteer Program in Six Steps

Category: Alliance Blog
Are you taking a second look at your museum’s volunteer program? Maybe you’re struggling with flagging recruitment and retention, questioning how the diversity of your corps aligns with …

A Bundle of Museum Collections Management Forms

Download templates for: an acquisition proposal form, accession form, donor questionnaire, deed of gift, bequest pledge form, cataloging worksheet, condition report form, deaccession form, …

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