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Welcoming Service Dogs to Your Museum

Service dogs are becoming more common as the years go on, and as museum professionals it can be a challenge to welcome them in among our collections. We worry about hair and dander, …

Collaborating with Emergency Responders to Protect Cultural Heritage

Protecting cultural heritage collections is crucial to preserving our nation’s history, sustaining the economy, and fostering resilience so that communities can respond to and recover from …

New Study Offers Clues to Dominance of Curve-Filled Museum Designs

smithsonian.com Curved edges abound in architecture-particularly when it comes to museums, with cultural institutions ranging from Spain's Guggenheim Bilbao to France's Louis Vuitton …

Is It Time to Break Your Museum’s Organizational Mold?

Over the course of the twentieth century, and into today, museums have witnessed dramatic changes in their organizational and funding environments—some driven from within the museum field, …

A New Way to See: Looking at museums through the eyes of the blind

Let’s talk about accessibility. In the twenty-first century era of inclusivity, museums are working towards making the visitor experience a more positive and unique one, as part of efforts …

How architects are using virtual reality to walk through buildings that don’t yet exist

Two-dimensional renderings (such as the ones you see on this page) can deliver a general idea of a building's form and scale. But virtual reality's uncanny ability to convey a sensation of …

At LACMA, new urgency to finish raising $650 million for the new museum building

On the 14 th floor of a Wilshire Boulevard high rise, Los Angeles County Museum of Art Director Michael Govan strolls the length of the museum's boardroom overlooking LACMA's campus across …

Leading Forward: engaging with complex and controversial topics

I’m using the 10th anniversary of CFM, and the ninth year of this blog, as an occasion to revisit some of our most widely read posts. Today I’m re-posting an essay by Sean …

Postcards from the future

Last week I flew down to Miami for the Contemporary Art in Historic Contexts Symposium at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. Vizcaya gathered curators, scholars, educators, and artists from around …
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