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Ceding Authority and Seeding Trust

This article originally appeared in the May/June 2019 issue of Museum magazine, a benefit of AAM membership. Through a decolonizing collections practice, the San Diego Museum of Man is …

Discomfort in Learning: Museum audiences react to decolonizing practices.

Hiding In Plain Sight: An exhibition showcasing America’s obsession with Native American iconography aims to start a new conversation.

Time for New Norms: Museums must address their systemic inequities if they want to be truly inclusive—and relevant—institutions.

Flies in the Buttermilk: Museums, Diversity, and the Will to Change

Brace for Impact: Utah is conducting a pilot study to show the social impact of the state’s museums.

Nothing Ventured…:The San Diego Natural History Museum’s internal venture fund is encouraging experimentation and growth.

Museopreneur: How museums are leaping into new business models with entrepreneurial spirit

The Loyalty Equation: How to develop constituent relationships that deliver sustainable financial impact.

Fond Farewells: It can be hard to end popular legacy programs, but sometimes it’s for the best.

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Sofa So Good: A word on behalf of older folks

Category: Ad Summa: Museums and Creative Aging
I don’t know about you, but a career in museums has made it very difficult for me to be a satisfied museum visitor. I find that I am always peering into “how the sausage is made,” as it …

Explore How Museums Can Rebuild Public Trust

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
Would you like to explore how museums can use their superpower of trust? This new video and discussion guide about “Truth, Trust, and Fake News”—the first chapter in CFM’s TrendsWatch …

These Museums Helped Welcome Immigrants and Refugees to their Community, and Yours Can Too!

Category: Community Engagement & Impact
Welcoming America’s annual Welcoming Week enlists organizations around the country to welcome new immigrants and refugees into their new communities. This year, AAM is a national partner of …