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New TrendsWatch! Navigating a Disrupted Future

In a normal year, TrendsWatch explores the impact emerging forces of change may have on museums in the next decade or longer. Some, such as demographic shifts, affect all museums in the …

The State of the Museum Field in 2020, as Viewed by Students

On a day in April 2020, Richard E. Jones—a recent St. John’s University graduate who grew up with a view of New York City’s famous “Museum Mile” from his Harlem neighborhood—looked down the …

How Museum Studies courses are adapting to the pandemic

Museum studies programs in the UK have stable or rising enrollment this fall, despite COVID-19. However, the pandemic has accelerated a trend towards digitising university study that was …

Tales from Campus: how a collections-based seminar went virtual

All museums have had their worlds turned upside-down in the past year, but college and university museums and galleries face a specific set of challenges. According to the Chronicle of …

The Call of the Moment: Marjorie Schwarzer on the New Edition of Riches, Rivals, and Radicals

Riches, Rivals, and Radicals: A History of Museums in America has been read by students, professionals, and museum lovers alike since its first publication in 2006; its public television …

Museum Studies Network Inaugural Online Gathering: MSN Shelfie

View a recording of “MSN SHELFIE,” the inaugural online gathering from American Alliance of Museum (AAM)’s Museum Studies Network held on Wednesday, March 25, 2020. Moderator Juilee …

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 …

Reinventing Museums: Pandemic Disruption as an Opportunity for Change

Looking for some good things in a terrible time, people have pointed out that air pollution plummeted as the world locked down, sea turtles are nesting undisturbed, managers are realizing …

What Museum Education Students Learned at #AAMvirtual

With the AAM Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo transitioning to a virtual format this year, a new crop of colleagues was able to attend, participate, and share their reactions on social …

Cómo hacer la transición a la enseñanza en línea de Estudios Museísticos

Haga clic aquí para descargar una copia en PDF de la Cómo hacer la transición a la enseñanza en línea de Estudios Museísticos. Cuando escribió su programa de estudios hace unos meses, ¡es …

Transitioning to Online Teaching in Museum Studies Checklist

When you wrote your syllabi for this semester a few months ago, chances are you didn’t imagine shifting to online teaching halfway through the term! Yet here we are. And the good news is …

TrendsWatch: Building Financial Resilience in a Time of Crisis

  Support Free COVID-19 Resources for the Field: The current crisis is taking a distressing financial toll on cultural organizations, and AAM is no different. The Center for the Future …
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Museum Philanthropy & Fundraising Tipsheet

Category: Financial Sustainability
This tipsheet summarizes the transcript of a webinar presented by Charles Katzenmeyer, Eowyn Bates, Amy Burt, Shannon Joern, and Ginevra Ranney. It was developed with the help of ChatGPT. …

Speaking the Audience’s Language: A Q&A with James Heaton

Category: Alliance Blog
At some point in the pandemic, I was working on a project, and I needed a museum-based definition of a term relating to audience development and museum work. I started by flipping through a …

Striving for Excellence in Exhibition Label Writing

Category: Alliance Blog
In just a few months, a quarter of the twenty-first century will be behind us. Much has changed in museums over that time. Some of that change has been brought on by technology and new ways …

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