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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 …

Continuing to Grow

A nature journaling class at Naples Botanical Garden connects older adults to the institution, the natural world, and …

The Queer Perspective

This article originally appeared in the September/October 2021 issue of Museum magazine, a benefit of AAM membership. An intergenerational LGBTQIA+ arts program at the Museum of …

Essential Programming

The Anchorage Museum’s “Vital & Creative” programs helped older adults engage in creative pursuits both in-person …

Building Emotional Intelligence Through Play

An exhibition at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh uses the movie Inside Out to teach children about thei…

The Key to Conservation

Three zoos and aquariums are designing environmental empathy into …

Point of View: Harnessing an Untapped Power

Museums can use emotions to encourage empathy, inspire action, and build …

The Secrets of Emotion

Psychological science offers myriad opportunities for measuring emotional responses to the museum …

Empathy Check (and why it’s not a cliché)

An exhibition on African American women’s hair became a space for the African diasporic perspective to be seen, heard, valued, and better …
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Creating Connections: Merging Lifelong Learning and Music Therapy

Category: Museums and Aging
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How a Disturbing Historical Discovery Inspired a New Mission at Old North Foundation

Category: Mission & Institutional Planning
The enduring fame of the Old North Church in Boston began on the evening of April 18, 1775, when church sexton Robert Newman and vestryman Capt. John Pulling Jr. climbed the steeple and …

Creative Aging Discussion Guide

Category: Creative Aging
This Discussion Guide is designed to prompt museum administrators, boards, and practitioners to explore and learn from the innovative creative aging programs featured in this issue. Use the …

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