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Point of View: Playground for the 1%

This article originally appeared in the January/February 2021 issue of Museum magazine, a benefit of AAM membership. In an effort to provide the broadest possible access to this critical …

The Leadership Imperative: A Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion Primer for Museum Boards

Support Free DEAI Resources: AAM provides all of our DEAI resources for free to AAM members. In these challenging times, we ask that if you can, consider supporting this work by making a …

Recruiting for Museum Board Diversity Webinar

Support Free DEAI Resources: AAM provides all of our DEAI resources for free to AAM members. In these challenging times, we ask that if you can, consider supporting this work by making a …

Diversity & Good Governance Webinar

Support Free DEAI Resources: AAM provides all of our DEAI resources for free to AAM members. In these challenging times, we ask that if you can, consider supporting this work by making a …

So You Want to Serve on a Museum Board?

In my last article for AAM on welcoming the next generation of board leadership, I encouraged young people who were interested in board service to develop their leadership skills and create …

Welcoming the Next Generation of Board Leadership

AAM’s Facing Change initiative has put the spotlight on museum board diversity, but not everyone thinks of bringing younger people onto the board when the topic comes up. Age diversity, …

When Dual Leadership Works, 1+1=3

What is dual leadership and how does it work? Recently, over coffee, I asked these questions of Cheryl Donaldson Moses and Donna Jared, the Co-Executive Directors of the Fort Collins Museum …

Killer Mike, the High Museum’s Newest Board Member, on How He Wants to Make Art More Accessible to the Working Class

Killer Mike is a busy man these days. The 43-year-old rapper is a committed activist and father of four. And now, he is also the newest member appointed to the board of Atlanta's High Mus…

Museum Board Leadership 2017

Good governance is essential to the work of museum trustees and directors, providing the very foundation for the museum’s success. Together the board and the director set the direction of …

Meeting of The Minds: To get the most from your board, figure out what you need—and what trustees can provide.

This article originally appeared in the January/February 2018 issue of Museum magazine. Academics and practitioners have written for decades about the roles nonprofit board members should …

American Alliance of Museums Welcomes Four New Board Members

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 8, 2017 ARLINGTON, VA– The American Alliance of Museums (AAM), the only organization representing the entire scope of the museum community, today announced that …

Reflections on AAM’s Board Diversity Training

Laura Lott is the President and CEO of the American Alliance of Museums. As I have spoken and blogged about for the past year, I learned A LOT in just a few days at the 2016 Forum on …
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CARE-apy: Psychological Science and the Visitor Experience

Category: On-Demand Programs: Audience Research & Evaluation
When visitors leave a museum, in what ways are they different than when they walked in? What intellectual connections did visitors make with the ideas and artifacts with which they …

Changing Expectations, Changing Experiences: Cultural Audiences in the Post‐pandemic World

Category: On-Demand Programs: Engaging Audiences
This is a recorded session from the 2020 AAM Virtual Annual Meeting and MuseumExpo. Audience attitudes towards culture—including basic assumptions about what constitutes a cultural …

60 Ideas in 60 Minutes: Be the Change You Wish to See

Category: On-Demand Programs: Financial Sustainability
This is a recorded session from the 2020 AAM Virtual Annual Meeting and MuseumExpo. Museum professionals must understand fundraising to create and sustain value for their communities. Using …

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