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Adrienne Arsht Gives the Met $5 Million for Paid Internships and MetLiveArts Programming Focused on Themes of Resilience

The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced on Monday that Adrienne Arsht has pledged $5 million in support of its MetLiveArts series and also its internship program. This transformative …

Silent No More: The new Lucy Burns Museum speaks to the centennial of suffrage

Suffragists are recorded as the first in US history to use silence as protest, calling themselves “Silent Sentinels.” US suffragists (rather than British suffragettes) were also the first …

New £250m fund for culture launched in UK

More than £125 million of the fund will be invested in regional museums and libraries around the country, with more than £90 million given to extend the Cultural Development Fund. A further …

onePULSE purchases land for Pulse Museum

The Pulse Museum will honour the 49 people who were killed in the PULSE tragedy of June 12, 2016. It will also support the families, survivors and first responders involved. onePULSE …

Flies in the Buttermilk: Museums, Diversity, and the Will to Change

This essay originally appeared in the July/August 2000 issue of Museum News, a publication of the American Alliance of Museums. Lonnie G. Bunch III later became the founding director of the …

Weekly Roundup: Museums in the News 11/10/2017

In honor of Veterans Day, we are sharing several accredited military and veterans museums you might want to visit sometime soon (hint, hint). 1. The United States Army Women’s Museum …

Weekly Roundup: Museums in the News 9/29/2017

1. We’re getting more news about the situation in Puerto Rico where Hurricane Maria took a devastating toll on the island. Thanks to artnet news for its continued coverage of effects of …

Weekly Roundup: Museums in the News 9/22/2017

1. The last few Roundups have centered around museums and natural disasters with Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Unfortunately, this week the theme continues with sad news of an earthquake in …

Weekly Roundup: Museums in the News 9/15/2017

1. In the U.S. we’ve talked quite a bit about the place of confederate statues and names reflecting that past in our communities. Here’s a story where a Dutch museum takes action to change …

Weekly Roundup: Museums in the News 9/8/2017

1. Last week’s Roundup focused on Houston and the effects of Hurricane Harvey. This week the southeast is bracing for Hurricane Imra, which has already devastated island communities …

Weekly Roundup: Museums in the News 9/01/2017

Last week Hurricane Harvey devastated Houston and other parts of the gulf coast. Our thoughts are with our many museum colleagues affected by the storm’s effects. This week’s Roundup …

Weekly Roundup: Museums in the News 8/18/2017

1. We’ve all been grappling with topics of violence and hate following last weekend’s events in Charlottesville. Many museums have condemned the Neo-Nazi and white supremacist groups …
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Integrating Civic Learning Across Museum Education

Category: On-Demand Programs: Education and Interpretation
For years, museums have wondered how to be more relevant and to embrace our identities as civic institutions. At a time when multiple pandemics and crises of governance face the country and …

CARE-apy: Psychological Science and the Visitor Experience

Category: On-Demand Programs: Audience Research & Evaluation
When visitors leave a museum, in what ways are they different than when they walked in? What intellectual connections did visitors make with the ideas and artifacts with which they …

Changing Expectations, Changing Experiences: Cultural Audiences in the Post‐pandemic World

Category: On-Demand Programs: Engaging Audiences
This is a recorded session from the 2020 AAM Virtual Annual Meeting and MuseumExpo. Audience attitudes towards culture—including basic assumptions about what constitutes a cultural …

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