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Blues on the Block: Connecting Communities through Live Music, Rhythm, and Public Health

  The National Blues Museum was one of ninety-one museums, libraries, and cultural or tribal organizations that leveraged their position as trusted community partners to help bolster …

Your Self-care Prescription: News Positivity

Reporters at Axios recently summarized data documenting a steep drop-off in news consumption in the past six months. Evidently, the relentless thunder of traumatic events is driving more …

Transferring Trust: An Art-Based Public Health Campaign Reveals the Key to Community Resilience

It’s no secret that the pandemic hit certain communities harder than others. Disasters—be they environmental, social, or public-health-related—often have this effect, exposing inequity both …

Health & wellbeing in museums: time for a ‘happiness revolution’?

Last week, MuseumNext held an international online summit, sharing case studies from across the global museum sector focussing on best practice in health and wellbeing. According to …

Three Models for Bridging Wellness and Museums

This is a recorded session from the 2020 AAM Virtual Annual Meeting and MuseumExpo. Museums are bridging into and out of health and wellness spaces. Gain a theoretical base, practical …

Applying Art History to Workplace Safety: Saving Lives and Growing Revenue at the Toledo Museum of Art

Over the course of its distinguished 120-year history of art education, the Toledo Museum of Art (TMA) has offered classes that extend beyond simple drawing and painting into topics ranging …

Picture of Health: How MFA, St. Petersburg, Reimagined the Museum Program as a Source of Wellness and Healing

As the Curator of Public Programs at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, my professional focus has always been the MFA’s public spaces, performing arts venue, and gardens—not the …

Where you live may protect you from dementia

A trio of studies shows that urban and suburban neighborhoods that provide opportunities for socialization, physical activity, and intellectual stimulation may help preserve older …

All Hands on Deck: How Museum Staff Boosted Wisconsin’s Pandemic Response

Prior to the onset of the global pandemic, it would have been hard to imagine a scenario in which history and museum professionals played a direct role in matters of public health and …

George III: uncovering the myth behind the ‘madness’ at Kew Palace

Kew Palace, one of the six sites looked over by independent charity Historic Royal Palaces , is most famous as the former home of King George III, who reigned from 1760 -…

What I Learned in a Year of Writing “Museums and Creative Aging: A Healthful Partnership”

The creative aging movement is coming of age, and just in the nick of time. As of last year, 80 percent of state arts agencies across the United States reported a high or very high demand …

Essential Evaluators: Answering COVID Questions

Essential Evaluators seeks to gather evaluators in a common space to dialogue, reflect, and support each other in a world upended by COVID-19 and the Black Lives Matter protest movement. …
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Ask an Expert: What Else Can We Digitize?

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Salary Transparency in Job Postings: One Museum’s Journey

Category: Alliance Blog
For the past several years, the Corning Museum of Glass (CMoG) has been working to draft a long-range DEI&A strategic plan, with input from the museum’s cross-departmental DEI Matrix …

A House Museum Built for the Digital Age

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
The museum sector went into the pandemic ill-prepared to use digital strategies to keep themselves afloat, but many museums that had begun to experiment with how digital could enhance or …

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