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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 …

Museums and the Living Wage: How Filoli Developed a Bold Pay Equity Initiative

Each year CFM’s TrendsWatch brings attention to bear on critical issues for museums, challenging our sector to think about how we might adapt to a rapidly changing environment. Examining a …

Agents Of Change: How IMPs Can Inspire & Partner With Their Clients

What does it take to mobilize institutions to question their role in society, shift their culture, and better serve their communities? How can independent museum professionals inspire their …

IMPs Talk: Strengthening Collaborations

As an IMP, do you feel like it’s you against the world? Are you trying to figure everything out on your own? Are we all going for the same projects? And what about clients? Do you wish your …

Nurturing a People-Centered Work Culture

In March 2020, I gave birth to my second child, just two months after becoming the Delaware Art Museum’s Interim Executive Director and days into the COVID-19 lockdown. In those early …

Speak the Truth and Point to Hope: An #AAM2022 Keynote by Sandra Jackson-Dumont

Sandra Jackson-Dumont, Director & CEO of the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, opened the Organizational Culture focus area of the 2022 AAM Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo with her keynote …

Building Salary Equity at the Bakken Museum

Some of the most interesting conversations I had at #AAM2022 were about workplace issues, notably pay equity, and I was heartened to find many people in leadership positions are looking for …

The Unionization of Museums What Management and Staff Need to Know

Learn the basics of the collective bargaining process, the advantages and disadvantages of unionization, and strategies to manage the various possible outcomes of the voti…

After MoMA Stabbings, Museums Review Their Safety Protocols

Violent acts in museums are rare, experts say, but the seriousness of the recent attack at the Museum of Modern Art has focused attention on protecting visitors and employees. Karissa …

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Elevating Sustainability Efforts in Museum Dining Operations

Category: Alliance Blog
As museums encourage visitors to learn and think about what is possible, sustainability is no longer a behind-the-scenes activity. Beyond LEED-certified buildings and facilities operations, …

Chatting About Museums with ChatGPT

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
Two months ago, the research and development lab OpenAI released ChatGPT, an interactive “chatbot” powered by artificial intelligence. Chatbots aren’t new (I’ve been writing about …

Different by Design: A New, Inclusive Framework for Accessible Museum Exhibitions

Category: Alliance Blog
In January 2020, I authored a post for the Alliance Blog about speechless: different by design, an exhibition that I curated for the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) and the High Museum of Art in …

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