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Moments That Matter: Toward a Visitor-Centered Understanding of Belonging in Museum Spaces

Imagine being a visitor or a member of a visiting group walking into the lobby of a museum you’re familiar with: you see a sign proclaiming “you belong here.” How would you get a sense of …

Resisting the Colonial Imagination: The Role of Exhibition Design in the Decolonial Project

It is Monday morning at First Americans Museum (FAM), and a group of fifth graders are bustling with excitement as they embark on a gallery tour. A museum educator welcomes the students in …

Crafting Cardboard Experiences: The Activity that Evolved into an Exhibition

This article first appeared in the journal Exhibition (Spring 2023) Vol. 42 No. 1 and is reproduced with permission. www.name-aam.org. If you don’t read the journal, learn how you can …

Tough Art: Building a Collection at Any Price

This article first appeared in the journal Exhibition (Spring 2023) Vol. 42 No. 1 and is reproduced with permission. www.name-aam.org. If you don’t read the journal, learn how you can …

Effective Exhibitions Should Provoke!

Effective exhibitions disrupt the notion that history remains locked in the past. Done right, an exhibition can make history a practical tool for justice by recovering silenced narratives …

Effective Museums and Exhibits Should Build Community: La Rodadora

This article first appeared in the journal Exhibition (Fall 2022) Vol. 41 No. 2 and is reproduced with permission. www.name-aam.org. If you don’t read the journal, learn how you can …

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Museum Philanthropy & Fundraising Tipsheet

Category: Financial Sustainability
This tipsheet summarizes the transcript of a webinar presented by Charles Katzenmeyer, Eowyn Bates, Amy Burt, Shannon Joern, and Ginevra Ranney. It was developed with the help of ChatGPT. …

Speaking the Audience’s Language: A Q&A with James Heaton

Category: Alliance Blog
At some point in the pandemic, I was working on a project, and I needed a museum-based definition of a term relating to audience development and museum work. I started by flipping through a …

Striving for Excellence in Exhibition Label Writing

Category: Alliance Blog
In just a few months, a quarter of the twenty-first century will be behind us. Much has changed in museums over that time. Some of that change has been brought on by technology and new ways …

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