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A Futures Approach to Museum Planning

Nothing gives me greater joy than learning how the futurist materials created by CFM have helped museums and museum people in their work. Today on the blog, Ty Smith and Jeremy Taylor tell …

Opportunities for Museums to Lead for the Future of Learning

When the Alliance launched the Center of the Future of Museums a decade ago, museum people told us loud and clear that they wanted us to explore the future of education as part of our work. …

Cultivating Lifelong Appreciation

This article originally appeared in the March/April 2018 issue of Museum magazine. A look at teen programs that are preparing the next generation of museum visitors, staff, and supporters …

Failing Towards Success

This excerpt from TrendsWatch 2017 originally appeared in the March/April 2017 issue of Museum magazine. “If you’re creating things, you’re doing things that have a high …

Future Fiction Challenge Winner!

This article originally appeared in the September/October 2016 issue of Museum magazine. Albert Camus once said, “Fiction is the lie through which we tell the truth.” Good futurist fiction …

Building the Future of Education

In September 2013, over four dozen educational policy experts, practitioners, funders, education innovators, reformers, student activists and others shaping the conversation about U.S. …

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Act Now to Speak Up for Museums!

Category: Advocacy Alert
Advocacy Alert – June 7, 2024 In this Alliance Advocacy Alert: Appropriations Update: Act Now to Speak Up for Museums! Start Today: Plan to Participate in #InviteCongress 2024 …

How to Transform a Volunteer Program in Six Steps

Category: Alliance Blog
Are you taking a second look at your museum’s volunteer program? Maybe you’re struggling with flagging recruitment and retention, questioning how the diversity of your corps aligns with …

A Bundle of Museum Collections Management Forms

Download templates for: an acquisition proposal form, accession form, donor questionnaire, deed of gift, bequest pledge form, cataloging worksheet, condition report form, deaccession form, …

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