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Museums Can Renew America Through the Semiquincentennial

Though it may still feel like a long way off, the United States’ 250th anniversary is rapidly approaching. Right now, the US Semiquincentennial Commission, federal agencies, state history …

Point of View: Harnessing an Untapped Power

Museums can use emotions to encourage empathy, inspire action, and build …

From the President: Practicing Empathetic Leadership

This article originally appeared in the July/August 2021 issue of Museum magazine, a benefit of AAM membership. Like many of you, my family and I have really missed going to museums. Until …

A National Collaboration Unites Black Museums in Celebration of Juneteenth

African American museums across the country bear a glorious responsibility to educate and engage, to inform and inspire, to bring together and build. As anchors for this engagement …

Point of View: Collaboration as Resilience

The Prairie State Museums Project is a model for future museum partnerships. In the spring of 2020, AAM announced that one in three museums could close permanently as a result of the …

From the President and CEO: Resilient, Together

This article originally appeared in the May/June 2021 issue of Museum magazine, a benefit of AAM membership. What does resiliency mean for a community, a museum, or the field at large? It …

Learn more about the Wing Luke Museum

The Wing Luke Museum is a community-based museum focused on sharing the stories, the culture, and the art of Asian and Pacific Islander Amer…

How the Frazier History Museum Is “Bridging the Divide” in Its City

The Frazier History Museum is located on Main Street in Downtown Louisville, Kentucky, at the corner of Ninth Street.   What makes our address significant, historically significant, is that …

From the President and CEO: Rebuilding for Our Future

This article originally appeared in the March/April 2021 issue of Museum magazine, a benefit of AAM membership. The past year has demonstrated where we, as a society, have found strength: …

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, …

An End-of-Year Message from Laura Lott, AAM President and CEO

 Hello AAMers, I’m sending this video today to reflect with you on this historic year. It has tested us in ways few of us could have imagined. Probably like you, I have uttered a few …

Curiosity: A Primer

In the museum field, we sometimes talk about how we are in the “curiosity business.” Yet even still, it often feels that our field perceives nurturing curiosity as …
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AAM Announces Latest Accreditation Awards: 25 Museums Receive this High Honor

For Immediate Release Arlington, VA – The American Alliance of Museums (AAM), the only organization representing the entire scope of the museum community, today announced 9 first-time …

Twenty-seven organizations have gained accolades in the 22nd annual Media & Technology MUSE Awards

For Immediate Release Arlington, VA —Twenty-seven organizations have gained accolades in the 22nd annual Media & Technology MUSE Awards, presented by the Media & Technology …

Rethinking Our Human Resources Practices to Build a More Equitable Museum

Category: Human Resources
Less than three weeks after COVID forced museums around the globe to close their doors last year, an article by Arundhati Roy in The Financial Times titled “The Pandemic is a Portal” …

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