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Repatriation, Restitution, and Reparations

This article originally appeared in Museum magazine’s January/February 2023 issue, a benefit of AAM membership.  “I greatly appreciate learning about cultural objects, ancient …

For your radar: The Metaverse and Web 3.0

This article originally appeared in Museum magazine’s January/February 2023 issue, a benefit of AAM membership.  A brief guide to terms that may be popping up in your newsfeeds. The …

Trend Alert: Changing Climate Risk

2022 marked a new high in climatic extremes. The US set records for number of tornadoes (29 in March); heat (nearly 1,000 record high temperatures in one week of September alone); and …

The Partisan Divide

How can museums build bridges and foster tolerance to strengthen…

From the President and CEO: Seeing the Future

This article originally appeared in Museum magazine’s January/February 2023 issue, a benefit of AAM membership.  What if someone had told you in 2012 that something called augmented …

A Digital (R)evolution

Has the pandemic sparked an evolutionary leap i…

The Post-pandemic Workplace

How can museums build the workforce they need while creating better, more equitable labor…

Welcome to TrendsWatch

This issue of Museum is also the 2023 edition of TrendsWatch—the 12th installment of AAM’s annual forecasting report. Produced by the Alliance’s Center for the Future of Museums, …

Technology Change and Emotion

What it means to build a human-centered approach to digital leadership …

From the President: Museums and the Digital World

At AAM, our own digital journey has accelerated as much as our members. Since the start of the pandemic, we have increased our output of digital content and resources and conducted many of …

Point of View: A New Digital Dimension

The museum field must work together to answer the many questions surrounding NFTs and their implications for museu…

Taking the Plunge

Museum professionals would be wise to see immersive experiences as a beginning, …
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Museum Colleague Shoutouts for 2023

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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 …

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