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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 …

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 …

The Earnest Work of Dreaming: Chicanafuturism in Visual Art

Visions of the future created by and centering the experiences of Black, Indigenous, and other people of color (BIPOC) are essential to our collective potential to transform the world as we …

The Value of Traveling Exhibits

This infographic shows some of the important ways that traveling exhibits provide financial, educational, and mission support for the museum. The Value of Traveli…

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 …

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 …

Different by Design: A New, Inclusive Framework for Accessible Museum Exhibitions

In January 2020, I authored a post for the Alliance Blog about speechless: different by design, an exhibition that I curated for the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) and the High Museum of Art in …

“Wait, What? Toddlers in an Art Museum?”

Caitlin Mock Wilson, a mother of two young children and a Clyfford Still Museum (CSM) member, often went to museums with her parents as a young child. When she had her own children, she …

An Example of Strategic Foresight in Museum Planning

In March, the Alliance released my major pandemic project: The AAM Strategic Foresight Toolkit, a comprehensive guide to applying the skills of futures thinking to museum practice. Over 300 …

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 …
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