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Pushing the Boundaries

The Whitney Plantation Museum confronts the truth of its history in all facets of its …

Beyond the Museum Walls

This article originally appeared in the November/December 2021 issue of Museum magazine, a benefit of AAM membership. The Queens Museum serves as a community anchor by embracing porosity, …

From the President and CEO: Adapting to Community Needs

This article originally appeared in the November/December 2021 issue of Museum magazine, a benefit of AAM membership. Distrust and skepticism in many of our country’s institutions is …

Recasting the Civic Imperative of the Museum

This article originally appeared in the November/December 2021 issue of Museum magazine, a benefit of AAM membership. Liberating collections from their imperialist pasts can occur through a …

Point of View: Museums Must Be More

This article originally appeared in the November/December 2021 issue of Museum magazine, a benefit of AAM membership. ICOM’s definition of “museum” needs to take into account how the …

A Global View: 6 Essays from Around the World

Deepest gratitude to the Getty Foundation, which has supported for over a decade the AAM-Getty International Program at the AAM Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo to forge connections between …

Point of View: A Better Future for Museums

This article originally appeared in the November/December 2021 issue of Museum magazine, a benefit of AAM membership. The need for a human-centered approach to museum practice has never …

From the President and CEO: Together We Will Recover

This article originally appeared in the November/December 2020 issue of Museum magazine, a benefit of AAM membership. As I write this in early September, just over six months since COVID-19 …

Point of View: Why Creative Aging? It’s more than personal—it’s societal.

I began thinking about becoming “old” in my mid-40s when I was a caregiver for my energetic, intelligent, and creative aunt. Over the course of 10 years, while I was working in the K–12 …

Point of View: The Tao of Creative Aging

Museums that offer creative aging programs can help their communities embrace happiness and combat ageism, creating a better quality of life fo…

Teaching Traditions

The Louisiana State Museum engaged community culture bearers to lead classes in printmaking, drumming, and beading for ol…

From the President and CEO: Join the Creative Aging Movement

This article originally appeared in the September/October 2021 issue of Museum magazine, a benefit of AAM membership. Thanks to science and medical advances, humans are living longer than …
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CARE-apy: Psychological Science and the Visitor Experience

Category: On-Demand Programs: Audience Research & Evaluation
When visitors leave a museum, in what ways are they different than when they walked in? What intellectual connections did visitors make with the ideas and artifacts with which they …

Changing Expectations, Changing Experiences: Cultural Audiences in the Post‐pandemic World

Category: On-Demand Programs: Engaging Audiences
This is a recorded session from the 2020 AAM Virtual Annual Meeting and MuseumExpo. Audience attitudes towards culture—including basic assumptions about what constitutes a cultural …

60 Ideas in 60 Minutes: Be the Change You Wish to See

Category: On-Demand Programs: Financial Sustainability
This is a recorded session from the 2020 AAM Virtual Annual Meeting and MuseumExpo. Museum professionals must understand fundraising to create and sustain value for their communities. Using …

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