Skip to content


With over 70 programs to choose from, our on-demand programs cover a range of topics and offer an affordable, accessible, and convenient online learning opportunity for you, your staff, and your colleagues.

On-demand programs are free to Individual, Ally, Industry, Tier 2, and Tier 3 Members. Be sure to log in to your membership account.

Trendswatch: Museum Schools as Community Infrastructure

Blackbaud hosted the annual TrendsWatch webinar, this year focusing on Museum Schools as Community Infrastructure. Hear about how museums have stepped up to fill in the gaps for PreK-12 …

Agents Of Change: How IMPs Can Inspire & Partner With Their Clients

What does it take to mobilize institutions to question their role in society, shift their culture, and better serve their communities? How can independent museum professionals inspire their …

IMPs Talk: Strengthening Collaborations

As an IMP, do you feel like it’s you against the world? Are you trying to figure everything out on your own? Are we all going for the same projects? And what about clients? Do you wish your …

Everything RFP: Running Your Business Series

For independent museum professionals, a Request for Proposal or RFP is a great way to identify projects and partnerships with museums. However, the RFP process is often unclear and requires …

Measuring Social Impact for Strategic Change

Compared to economic and educational impact, social impact is elusive and challenging to measure. The Measurement of Museum Social Impact (MOMSI) project is working to create a valid …

CARE-apy: Analyzing Data for Action

You’ve figured out your evaluation questions and methods and collected your data, but now what? Join us for a CARE-apy discussion about what happens after your evaluation data have been …

CARE-apy: Discussing Data Collection Methods

Watch this recorded CARE-apy session where we explore numerous evaluation methods that you can use to understand a variety of things, including: Information that will help you make …

Yes, I’m a Real Person! Adapting Your Volunteer Program during Instability

This is a recorded session from the 2021 AAM Virtual Annual Meeting and MuseumExpo. As it cautiously reopened after closing for COVID-19, the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum …

Your Museum Career Now What Career Resilience in a Post COVID Climate

As museum staff return from unprecedented furloughs and layoffs, not all the jobs that were there pre-COVID will return as well. For many professionals, this will be a chance to shift to a …

The Uses of Discomfort LGBTQ Collections Their Repositories and Their Legacies

People left out of traditional cultural narratives are forced to become the custodians of their own histories. For queer institutions, this means collecting stigmatized materials that other …

The Unionization of Museums What Management and Staff Need to Know

Learn the basics of the collective bargaining process, the advantages and disadvantages of unionization, and strategies to manage the various possible outcomes of the voti…

Museum Accessibility Helping Patrons Who Are Blind to See Your Exhibitions

Audio description (AD), a relatively inexpensive and readily available technology, broadens the museum experience for all people and particularly for patrons who cannot see or have low …
Show more stories in this category

Upcoming Events

MPMA 2022 Conference

Event Date:
Presented by: Mountain-Plains Museum Association
Tulsa, OK
View All Events

Latest Stories from AAM

A Free Survey to Measure a Sense of Belonging at Museums

Category: Alliance Blog
Not everyone wants to visit a museum. This is in part because of operational issues like cost, location, schedule, but these aren’t the whole story. Some don’t even reach the point of …

Ask an Expert: What Else Can We Digitize?

Category: Alliance Blog
With the new needs imposed by the pandemic, museums have seen considerable digital growth over the past few years. Not only have they begun to deliver more content and programming online, …

Salary Transparency in Job Postings: One Museum’s Journey

Category: Alliance Blog
For the past several years, the Corning Museum of Glass (CMoG) has been working to draft a long-range DEI&A strategic plan, with input from the museum’s cross-departmental DEI Matrix …

Subscribe to Field Notes!

Packed with stories and insights for museum people, Field Notes is delivered to your inbox every Monday. Once you've completed the form below, confirm your subscription in the email sent to you.

If you are a current AAM member, please sign-up using the email address associated with your account.

Are you a museum professional?

Are you a current AAM member?

Success! Now check your email to confirm your subscription, and please add to your safe sender list.