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Museum as Lightning Rod: Innovation and Invitation—An #AAM2022 Keynote by Jake Barton

Jake Barton, Founder and Chief Creative Officer of Local Projects, opened the Innovation focus area of the 2022 AAM Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo with his keynote, “Museum as …

Happy Earth Day: One thing you can do to take climate action now

It's hard to know where to start as an organisation trying to play a part in tackling climate change. As we wrap up after greenloop 22, we have one clear message that we would like to …

The Library of the Great Silence: A Space for Beings Throughout the Universe to Explore Shared Challenges

I have a special place in my heart for exhibits and installations that explore potential futures in creative, immersive ways. As I compiled a collection of such work, at some point I …

Museums are in a race to save America’s treasures from climate change

The nation's museums are facing increased flooding and more frequent wildfires, and all that history inside is at risk. The value at stake is incalculable. Now the rush is on to make the …

The world’s most sustainable museums

The mission of the National Museum of the American Indian, in partnership with Native peoples and their allies, is to foster a richer shared human experience through an understanding of …

A pivotal moment: the Natural History Museum at COP26 and beyond

London's Natural History Museum is on a new mission to create advocates for the planet. Recently, leaders, activists, and decision-makers from around the world convened in Glasgow for …

Natural History Museum sets science-based carbon reduction target

The Natural History Museum (NHM) has become the world's first museum to set a science-based carbon reduction target, developed in line with the Paris Agreement, an international treaty …

Looking Ahead: Embracing Sustainability and Resiliency for a Better Tomorrow

The United Nations (UN) Climate Week provides a platform for organizations which include museums and cultural institutions to come together to discuss how an understanding on environmental …

BayEcotarium urges Gov. Newsom to allocate 1% of Climate Action funds toward Museum driven STEAM Education in California

On Indigenous Peoples Day, Bay Ecotarium President & CEO, George Jacob called upon California Governor Gavin Newsom to allocate 1% of the $15 billion announced towards Climate Action …

In an age of worsening fires and floods, museums are reinventing themselves — and their mechanical rooms

The California Indian Museum is one of 79 institutions across the country that have received grants from the new Frankenthaler Climate Initiative — named for the abstract expressionist …

Frankenthaler Foundation Energy Project Is Giving Museums $10 Million

The Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, named for the American abstract expressionist painter, announced on Wednesday that it had committed $10 million to the Frankenthaler Climate …

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: …
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‘Relationships Don’t Have an End Goal’: A Q&A with the Burke Museum’s Decolonization & DEAI Team

Category: Alliance Blog
Some of the newest, and most defining, jobs in the current era of museums are those focusing on decolonization and diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion. In recent years, as more …

Measuring Social Impact for Strategic Change

Category: On-Demand Programs: Mission and Institutional Planning (ODP)
Compared to economic and educational impact, social impact is elusive and challenging to measure. The Measurement of Museum Social Impact (MOMSI) project is working to create a valid …

Increase Engagement & Protect Collections with Visible Storage

Category: Industry Advertorial
At a time when museum professionals are seeking new and meaningful ways to engage visitors, the concept of visible storage has emerged as a practical way to promote better access while also …

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