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Sharing Tools, Expanding Knowledge at the California Academy of Sciences

California Academy of Sciences is partnering with museums across the country—and the globe—to engage more young community …

The Six Tools for Effective Digital Design

In 2020, after a fifteen-year run working in museums on digital engagement projects, I decided to start my own consultancy. In the process of building it, I often heard from people familiar …

Museums and YouTube: You’ll never believe these 3 tips to improve your channel

When the pandemic forced museums to make a hard pivot to online content, the importance of reaching audiences beyond gallery walls became clearer than ever. As The Historic New Orleans …

Building Equity: K-12 Education in Museums

Watch this engaging conversation between Keahe Davis, Ah-Young Kim, Kelly Williams, and Tara Young as they discuss the state of museums and K-12 education. They talk about where we are and …

A Secret Mission at the Children’s Museum Houston

At the Children’s Museum Houston, stories are hidden in p…

Building Community and Connection: Guidelines for Museum Educators Teaching Memory Care Programs

In the words of renowned museum educator and empathy expert Elif Gokcigdem, “Museums are safe, informal learning spaces, uniquely equipped to help audiences explore and imagine our human …

Trusting the Process: The Collaborative Journey to Reframing a Problematic Object

  “Put it in storage.” “Replace it with something else.” “Put up a new label.” “Do nothing.” These were some of the solutions offered up when the Chazen Museum of Art at the University …

An Interpretive Plan for a Castle in the Clouds

Every year, dozens of museums around the country participate in AAM’s Museum Assessment Program (MAP), offered in a cooperative agreement with the Institute of Museum and Library Services. …

A Counterpoint to “Witch Kitsch”: Peabody Essex Museum’s New Salem Witch Trials Walking Tour

At 11:58 am, my finger hovered above the record button. I had set out on a hot August day to capture the noon bell chimes of the Immaculate Conception Church in downtown Salem, …

Museums Can Help Transform Education

Last week I spent an inspiring afternoon in a Zoom workshop dedicated to envisioning “liberatory futures” for P-12 education. How can we collectively create an educational future that is …
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