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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 …

Never Waste the Walls: What PK-12 Schools Can Learn from Museum Design 

Generally speaking, children are much more enthusiastic about heading to a children’s museum than school, even though learning occurs in both places. Visit a children’s museum any day of …

How the Cincinnati Museum Center Reinvented Itself after Racial Justice Protests in 2001

Watching people of all ages, races, religions, and nationalities stand up for equality in the wake of George Floyd’s murder, my thoughts have drifted back to my time at the Cincinnati …

What Juneteenth Means This Year

“Does your museum celebrate Blackness in the stories it tells? Are museums enablers of freedom? Of Black freedom?” On June 19, 1865, General Gordon Granger of the Union Army …

Museums in Service to Society: A Museum in Colombia Responds to the Needs of its Community During the Pandemic

The global crisis caused by the arrival of COVID-19 has not only forced us to rethink our daily lives and the way we work, but also the systems under which our societies have functioned. …

Racism, Unrest, and the Role of the Museum Field

On June 3, attendees of the AAM Virtual Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo came together to hear from Dr. Johnnetta B. Cole, Secretary Lonnie G. Bunch III, and Lori Fogarty on the museum …
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