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Microclimates: A Greener Future for Collection Care

There are many options available for museums to address climate action and become more sustainable, but recent work at two institutions has highlighted the value in one particular method: …

The Peabody Essex Museum’s Climate + Environment Initiative Seeks to Create a Different Climate Future

As the director of an interactive art and nature space, I’ve included climate change as a topic in many shows and programs over the years. But until recently, I had convinced myself that …

The Key to Conservation

Three zoos and aquariums are designing environmental empathy into …

AAM’s Environment and Climate Network Announces Six Sustainability Excellence Awards

For immediate release Arlington, VA—In a uniquely challenging year, six museums have been recognized by the American Alliance of Museums’ Environment and Climate Network as exemplars in the …

Endowments: Considering Environment, Sustainability and Governance (ESG) Factors

Endowments are unique to institutions including museums.  And today, museums are no longer limited to achieving missions through programming alone. Increasingly, investment committees look …

The Sustainability Excellence Awards Environment and Climate Network

The Sustainability Excellence Awards is a signature program of the Environment and Climate Network that educates, facilitates, and encourages green practices in museums. The Environment and …

Green Trends in Museum Retail

As a seamless extension of the museum experience and a culmination of the exhibitions on view, the museum store is uniquely poised to reinforce an institution’s mission and values. For …

Sustainability Excellence Award (SEA) 2020 – Mystic Seaport and Phipps Conservatory

Four museums have been recognized with 2020 Sustainability Excellence Awards, presented by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), the only organization representing the entire scope of the …

Sustainability Excellence Award 2020 – National Nordic Museum and Spurlock Museum of World Culture

Four museums have been recognized with 2020 Sustainability Excellence Awards, presented by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), the only organization representing the entire scope of the …

How the Anchorage Museum is Telling the Story of Climate Change

As the world faces the unprecedented in climate crisis and pandemics, museums are more important than ever for facilitating essential human connection and meaning-making. As a result of …

Earth Day during COVID-19: Green Tips for Closed Museums

In 2020, Earth Day falls during a time when much of the coronavirus-stricken world is staying at home. Every part of the global community is impacted, and museums have been hit particularly …

A Hawaii Museum Has Eliminated the Sale of All Single-Use Plastics

smithsonianmag.com A large, interactive sculpture built to resemble a cresting wave stands on the grounds of the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum in Honolulu. Created by artist and marine …
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Twenty-seven organizations have gained accolades in the 22nd annual Media & Technology MUSE Awards

For Immediate Release Arlington, VA —Twenty-seven organizations have gained accolades in the 22nd annual Media & Technology MUSE Awards, presented by the Media & Technology …

Rethinking Our Human Resources Practices to Build a More Equitable Museum

Category: Human Resources
Less than three weeks after COVID forced museums around the globe to close their doors last year, an article by Arundhati Roy in The Financial Times titled “The Pandemic is a Portal” …

Infrastructure, Good OMS News, and Prepare for Invite Congress

Category: Advocacy Alert
Advocacy Alert – July 21, 2021 In this Alliance Advocacy Alert: Act Now: Urge Legislators to Include Museums in Infrastructure Legislation Share Good News: House Appropriations …

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