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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 …

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

 Handout of additional resources Slides from webinar What does it take to mobilize institutions to question their role in society, shift their culture, and better serve their communities? …

IMPs Talk: Strengthening Collaborations

Handout of additional resources Slides from webinar 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 …

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 …
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Neurodivergent Needs: A Q&A with ADDitude Magazine

Category: Alliance Blog
If museums want to be welcoming and accessible, one of the areas they must consider is neurodiversity. How do the ways we process information and stimuli differ from person to person, and …

Recruiting the Future of the Future

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
I am very happy to announce that the Alliance is recruiting an Assistant Director for the Center for the Future of Museums. I hope you will broadcast that news, and help us find the person …

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