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Front Line Staff Take Center Stage in Career Advancement

 What’s more valuable than successfully hiring new talent? Retaining and advancing the skills of your existing, experienced, and well-trained staff. Learn from employees at the …

Wellbeing Creating Thriving Teams in the Post Pandemic Workplace

This recording is from the Future of Museums Summit held November 1-2, 2023. Over the past three decades, Gallup has conducted extensive interviews with 2.7 million employees from over …

Sharing Human Centered Workplace Practices

This recording is from the Future of Museums Summit held November 1-2, 2023. The health of an organization’s culture directly influences its success. It is easy, however, to overlook …

Navigating the Nonprofit Labor Shortage

This recording is from the Future of Museums Summit held November 1-2, 2023. Half of museums are experiencing difficulty filling open positions. What are job seekers looking for, and how …

The Transformative Power of Employee Activism

Museums and cultural institutions are undergoing a seismic shift, being rightly called to reassess norms and practices to address historical inequities and better reflect and serve their …

At the Barnes Foundation, Internal Internships Support Frontline Staff

What can be even better than a museum making a successful hire? Keeping the experienced, well-trained staff it already has. The Alliance’s soon-to-be-released latest snapshot survey …

Museum Colleague Shoutouts for 2023

Last month we asked readers of our Field Notes newsletter to share their shoutouts for outstanding museum colleagues in honor of the new year. Here were some of the responses they shared: …

Art Museum Staff Demographic Survey 2022

Foreword Art museums aspire to play a singular social role for the public—they commit to both preserving and stewarding collections of art for current and future generations, while also …

Art Museum Director Survey 2022 Documenting Change in Museum Strategy and Operations

Download the report Forward Art museum directors play a critical role in the cultural ecosystem, often serving as a bridge between trustees, staff, and the public. Directors have a …

Salary Transparency in Job Postings: One Museum’s Journey

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 …
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Celebrating Deaf Culture: How 5 Leading Museums Approach Accessibility and ASL Year-Round

Category: Alliance Blog
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Museums with a Future: Prioritizing Climate Resilience to Respond to a Changing World

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
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Guiding Light: How Values Exercises Can Help You Present Challenging Content

Category: Alliance Blog
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