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Message from the President: The Curious Life

This article originally appeared in Museum magazine’s May/June 2024 issue, a benefit of AAM membership. Hello, Museum readers! I’m delighted to address you for the first time as AAM’s new …

Point of View: The Museum and the Mind

The field of neuroarts is documenting how the arts and aesthetic experiences measurably change the body, brain, and behavior. This article originally appeared in Museum magazine’s May/June …

Designing A Watershed Experience at the Ontario Museum of History and Art

With its exhibition on water, the Ontario Museum of History and Art aims to educate and empower its community and address its wellbeing. This article originally appeared …

Supporting Those Who Care at the Baltimore Museum of Art

The Baltimore Museum of Art has partnered with the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine to better prepare medical students. This article originally appeared in Museum magazine’s …

Partnering for Community Healing and Change at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center

Museums can play a role in destigmatizing addiction disorder. This article originally appeared in Museum magazine’s May/June 2024 issue, a benefit of AAM membership. What inspires a …

Striking a Balance at the Oakland Museum of California

The Oakland Museum of California has changed its financial decision-making to prioritize social cohesion. This article originally appeared in Museum magazine’s May/June 2024 issue, a …

Point of View: In Defense of Volunteerism in Museums

Volunteers play a vital role for museums, and museums need to prioritize their voluntee…

Welcoming Change at the USC Pacific Asia Museum

The USC Pacific Asia Museum took a trust-building approach to working with docents on an evolving education program for stu…

Valuing Our Volunteers

This article originally appeared in Museum magazine’s March/April 2024 issue, a benefit of AAM membership. While you may know me as the editor in chief of this magazine, I have another …

Point of View: A Renewal in the Rebuilding

Docent programs that evolve with the times will continue to serve their museums and commun…
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