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Creating Vibrant Programs for Older Adults

It is a particular pleasure to hear from kindred spirits in creative aging who have been keeping up with our Ad Summa blogs. One such person is the indefatigable Delano Wood from DOROT in …

From a Teacher: How to make your museum field trips ones to remember for students and staff

“That was an awesome field trip!” “That place was so much fun.” These are the statements you want to hear from students after a field trip.  As an eighteen-year veteran teacher who has …

Beyond the Block: Empowering Incarcerated Artists

As I noted in TrendsWatch 2017, museums’ communities are being buffeted by the economic, cultural, and political fallout from current inequities in the justice system. Increasingly, museums …

How AI Is Changing Sales

Executive Summary Companies are using AI in all kinds of innovative ways to advance their businesses. Sales is a key area where AI can be particularly valuable. Sales managers face the …

Are Fabricators the Most Important People in the Art World?

As contemporary artists become increasingly less present in their own work, the people who make their pieces remain unsung heroes. THE IMAGE OF the artist feverishly working alone as first …

Designing an AI Voice for the Museum

This is the second of two posts exploring IRIS+, an AI chatbot at the Museum of Tomorrow in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In part one, Daniel Morena, founder and creative technologist at of …

So, What Do You Do? Meet some museum professionals with 21st-century jobs.

This article originally appeared in the January/February issue of Museum magazine. Who could have foreseen—just two decades ago—that museums would one day employ game designers, …

Cafeteria Connections: Some food for thought and thought for food

This article originally appeared in the May/June 2015 edition of the Museum magazine.  We have become a nation of food-obsessed individuals. A glance at television’s offerings reveals that …

The Future In The Stars: An Interview With Neil Degrasse Tyson

This article originally appeared in the March/April 2011 edition of the Museum magazine. Museum director, astrophysicist and television personality. There are not many who claim to be all …

“Connecting With The Story”: A conversation with author JULIA ALVAREZ

This article originally appeared in the May/June 2010 edition of the Museum magazine.  Julia Alvarez may have only lived in the Dominican Republic from the age of 3 months through 10 years, …

“The Importance of Memory”: A Conversation with Amy Tan

This article originally appeared in the March/April 2010 edition of the Museum magazine. Amy Tan first arrived on the literary scene in 1989 with the publication of The Joy Luck Club. In …

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