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Trend Alert: Combating the Loneliness Crisis in Museums

This article originally appeared in Museum magazine’s January/February 2024 issue, a benefit of AAM membership. In May 2023, Dr. Vivek Murthy released Our Epidemic of Loneliness and …

Dropping the Degree for Museum Work

This article originally appeared in Museum magazine’s January/February 2024 issue, a benefit of AAM membership. Sixty percent of Americans may find their job search stalling when they hit a …

Digital Twins and Doom Loops

This article originally appeared in Museum magazine’s January/February 2024 issue, a benefit of AAM membership. A brief guide to terms that may be popping up in your news feeds. Digital …

Welcome to TrendsWatch

Standing still is the fastest way of moving backwards in a rapidly changing world. — Lauren Bacall This article originally appeared in Museum magazine’s January/February 2024 issue, a …

Decarbonizing the Future

Adults keep saying we owe it to the young people to give them hope, but … I don’t want you to be hopeful. I want you to panic. I want you to feel the fear I feel every day. … I want you to …

AI Adolescence

Success in creating AI would be the biggest event in human history. Unfortunately, it might also be the last, unless we learn how to avoid the risks. —Stephen Hawking This article …

Culture Wars 2.0

The net effect of loud, sensational clamor is to mute more quiet and temperate voices. —James Davison Hunter, Culture Wars: The Struggle to Define America This article originally appeared …

The Art of Restitution at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

At the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), our collections policy—the document that dictates how we handle all collection-related matters—states that we will not collect anything known to …

Point of View: Trouble at Home

Controversy swirls around the repatriation of the Ben…

Beyond Compliance at the McClung Museum

At the McClung Museum, a NAGPRA assessment strengthens collaboration with Native Nations on a current and future …

What Endures at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science

The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is committed to voluntary returns when morally, ethically, or commonsensically…

The Yaqui Case at the National Museums of World Culture

In 2022, the National Museums of World Culture in Sweden returned ceremonial items to the Indigenous Yaquis…
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