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History is Healing: The Kansas City Museum is using restorative practices to develop exhibitions and programs for and with its community.

This article originally appeared in the May/June 2021 issue of Museum magazine, a benefit of AAM membership. In 2015, the Kansas City Museum in Missouri began a multistage, multiyear …

Point of View: Collaboration as Resilience

The Prairie State Museums Project is a model for future museum partnerships. In the spring of 2020, AAM announced that one in three museums could close permanently as a result of the …

Point of View: The Era of Traditional Planning Is Over

“‘Inconceivable!’ You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.” —Mandy Patinkin, in the role of Inigo Montoya, The Princess Bride This article which appeared …

From the President and CEO: Rebuilding for Our Future

This article originally appeared in the March/April 2021 issue of Museum magazine, a benefit of AAM membership. The past year has demonstrated where we, as a society, have found strength: …

Covid on Campus: How the pandemic is reshaping higher education.

“The Internet will save higher education, but it may kill your alma mater.” — John Katzman, education entrepreneur This article which appeared in the March/April 2021 issue of Museum …

Who Gets Left Behind: Caring for the vulnerable in a time of crisis.

“The peoples of the earth are one family.” — Ruth Fulton Benedict, American anthropologist and folklorist This article which appeared in the March/April 2021 issue of Museum magazine, a …

Digital Awakening: Essential technologies for pandemic survival and future success.

“When digital transformation is done right, it’s like a caterpillar turning into a butterfly, but when done wrong, all you have is a really fast caterpillar.” — George Westerman, research …

Closing the Gap

“In times of crisis, the wise build bridges, while the foolish build barriers.” —Chadwick Boseman, in the role of T’Challa, King of Wakanda, Black Panther This article which appeared in the …

A Roadmap for Equity

The Tucson Museum of Art is seeking institutional change through its IDEA plan. This article originally appeared in the January/February, 2021 issue of Museum magazine, a benefit of …

The White Supremacy Elephant in the Room

These dual crises of COVID-19 and the national racial justice reckoning have drawn the curtain back on a field rife with systemic inequities. While many within the field have been pushing …

Embracing the DEAI Mindset

A conversation between two DEAI experts on how museums can prepare a chief diversity officer for success. This article originally appeared in the January/February 2021 issue of Museum …

Re-Engaging the Past to Re-Envision the Future

This article originally appeared in the January/February, 2021 issue of Museum magazine, a benefit of AAM membership. In an effort to provide the broadest possible access to this critical …
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