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AAM’s DEAI programs are a great first step to learning about diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion. Programs cover topics such as trans allyship, making art accessible, and responding to visitors with neurodivergent abilities.

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

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 …

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 …

Is That Hung White? Revisiting Issues of Race and Inclusion in Exhibitions

This is a recorded session from the 2020 AAM Virtual Annual Meeting and MuseumExpo. In 2019, we got real and vulnerable about the consequences stemming from the lack of diversity and …

Lessons in Equity from Culturally‐specific Museums

This is a recorded session from the 2020 AAM Virtual Annual Meeting and MuseumExpo. Many culturally‐specific museums are committed to providing space, a consistent platform, and an …

Taking a Moment: Reflecting on our DEAI Responsibilities, webinar from March 2021

In this webinar, Dina Bailey of Mountain Top Vision discussed how the last year has affected diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion efforts in the museum field and where our …

#AAM2021 Elevate Stage Session: Increasing Racial and Ethnic Diversity on Museum Boards

How do we diversify the makeup of museum boards while promoting artists, curators, leaders, and museums who preserve and tell the stories of people of color? Many museums are challenged …

Stories of Inclusion: Responding to Visitors with Cognitive, Developmental and Emotional Disabilities

In this recorded webinar, accessibility experts and advocates explore the issues, challenges, and successes of addressing the needs and expectations of visitors and families of visitors …

Telling Trans Stories Through Collections and Exhibitions

View this recorded webinar organized by the co-chairs of the AAM LGBTQ+ Alliance’s Task Force for Transgender Inclusion, panelists Margaret Middleton and Eric Feingold share their …

Trans Allyship 101

View this recorded webinar organized by the AAM LGBTQ+ Alliance. LGBTQ+ Alliance Chairperson Anna Woten, and Task Force for Transgender Inclusion Co-chairs Alison Kennedy and Alex Lussenhop …

How Immersion Makes Art Accessible

Watch this keynote from the two-day convening titled, "Immersion in Museums: AR, VR or Just Plain R?," hosted by the Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit…

Stories of Inclusion: Responding to Visitors who are Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing, Blind or with Low Vision

In this recorded webinar, accessibility experts and advocates explore the issues, challenges, and successes of addressing the needs and expectations of visitors and other facility or …

Stories of Inclusion: ADA@25 and Universal Design at Cultural Institutions

This recorded webinar will help guide you in finding approaches to sharing information and telling compelling stories that can help audiences make meaning of their museum ex…

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Managing Copyright Issues From Acquisition to Exhibition

Category: On-Demand Programs: Collections Stewardship
This webinar organized by CSAAM (Collections Stewardship Professional Network of the American Alliance of Museums) and OCEAN (the Open Copyright Education Advisory Network) discusses the …

Making Space for the Future of Museums 

Category: Industry Advertorial
This post is an advertorial written by a company that serves the museum field. The views, opinions, and positions expressed by the authors and those providing comments are theirs alone and …

#AAM2023: New Focus, New Flow, New Formats

Category: Alliance Blog
For as long as anyone could remember, AAM’s 115-year-old Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo had been structured in about the same way. As with most professional conferences, people who wanted …

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