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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. …

Green Trends in Museum Retail

As a seamless extension of the museum experience and a culmination of the exhibitions on view, the museum store is uniquely poised to reinforce an institution’s mission and values. For …

The Top Ten Alliance Blog Posts of 2020

If 2019 was a “whirlwind year,” 2020 was a full-blown tornado. Forces that had been gathering speed in the museum field—like growing emphases on digital content and diversity, equity, …

Why I Abandoned the Traditional Museum Education Model

Personal stories are how we, at Nemours Estate, connect our visitors with the duPont family who once lived in this grand place. So I’d like to share my personal story of building a museum …
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