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American Alliance of Museums Welcomes Four New Board Members and New Board Leadership

For Immediate Release ARLINGTON, VA – The American Alliance of Museums (AAM), the only organization representing the entire scope of the museum community, today announced that four leading …

The Committee on Museum Professional Training (CoMPT) becomes the new Museum Studies Network

Forty-five years ago, Secretariat won the Triple Crown. Billie Jean King defeated Bobby Riggs in a legendary tennis match. John Dean testified on the Watergate scandal before the U.S. …

Museums are Better Because of AAM

Museum professionals from across the globe share personal stories about how AAM plays a vital role in their careers and for their institutions. Transcript  Laura Lott: The mission of the …

AAM 2019 Slate of Candidates for Board of Directors

AAM’s Board of Directors has nominated seven distinguished professionals from the museum field and beyond as candidates to serve on the Board with terms that begin in May 2019. Four are …

Congratulations, it’s a baby Professional Network!

Today, in conjunction with AAM and my brilliant colleagues Sarah Erdman and Dina Bailey, I’m excited to announce the arrival on the scene of a new Professional Network just for consultants, …

Latest Stories from AAM

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 …

60 Ideas in 60 Minutes: Be the Change You Wish to See

Category: On-Demand Programs: Financial Sustainability
This is a recorded session from the 2020 AAM Virtual Annual Meeting and MuseumExpo. Museum professionals must understand fundraising to create and sustain value for their communities. Using …

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