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Sustainable Investing: A Practical Guide for Museums – Part 1

Earlier this year a guest post on this blog advocated for museums harnessing their endowments to mission-related goals through a financial practice known as impact investing. In today’s …

Decolonizing the Future: museums as agents of generational equity

“We treat the future like a distant colonial outpost devoid of people, where we can freely dump ecological degradation, technological risk, nuclear waste and public debt, and that we feel …

The battle to rebuild centuries of science after an epic inferno

Nearly a year after flames consumed Brazil's National Museum in Rio de Janeiro, researchers are struggling to revive their work and resume their lives. Nearly a year after flames consumed …

2019 Award Winner for Innovation in Museum Education: Vizcaya’s Urban Farming School Program

The EdCom Award for Innovation in Museum Education recognizes, encourages, and celebrates new, creative ways of engaging with audiences. Vizcaya Museum and Gardens‘ Urban Farming …

Five Museums and One Individual Recognized for Environmental Sustainability by American Alliance of Museums

ARLINGTON, VA – Five museums have been recognized with 2019 Sustainability Excellence Awards, presented by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), the only organization representing the …

Glenstone Museum in Potomac Opens Environmental Center

The Glenstone Museum opened an Environmental Center to improve its sustainable practices. Via Glenstone Museum The Glenstone Museum has opened an Environmental Center designed to enhance …

Reflections on the Historic House Summit from Scholarship Attendee Sarah Ortiz-Monasterio

On February 3-5, 2019, AAM’s Historic Houses and Sites and Environment and Climate networks hosted a rare convening of experts at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens in Miami, Florida, for …

How We Maximized Our Museum Building’s Impact on Human and Environmental Health

Abundant research demonstrates the efficacy of a building’s design to enhance and support human and environmental health. Peer-reviewed professional studies in journals such as Indoor and …

Reflections on the Historic House Summit from Scholarship Attendee Abigail Winslow

On February 3-5, 2019, AAM’s Historic Houses and Sites and Environment and Climate networks hosted a rare convening of experts at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens in Miami, Florida, for …

The Mission-Driven Café: When doing the wrong thing is the right thing to do

Ask most museum directors, restaurant consultants, and other knowledgeable folks and they will tell you: “Hire an outside food-service company to run your café.” Well, that makes perfect …

The Future is Climate

Until we perfect my AI-powered digital avatar, I rely on an informal network of correspondents to cover critical events taking place around the globe. In today’s guest post, Sarah W. Sutton …

Exploring a Fragmented Future

The second installment of TrendsWatch 2018’s scenarios of 2040 is now up on the web for discussion and comment! Fragmentation is woven from some of the anxieties shared by museum people …
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