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Understanding that the dynamic nature of our cultural, political, and economic landscape directly affects how we interact with museums, AAM’s programs on the future of museums cover topics such as tackling the post-pandemic future, self-care, and a look at museums in 2040.

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When Robots Learn to be Creative, What Happens to Informal Learning

The proliferation of AI, particularly Large-Language Models, has rapidly emerged as a transformative force in formal education. This presentation explores the factors driving the increasing …

Navigating Partisan Tensions

This recording is from the Future of Museums Summit held November 1-2, 2023. The ongoing nationwide political climate and the evolving “culture wars” are resonating deeply …

TrendsWatch: Creating the Post Pandemic Workplace

As the immediate challenges posed by the pandemic fade, museums face a landscape of work and labor profoundly altered by the stressors of the past three years. The balance of work from on …

Forecasting the Future of Financial Sustainability Webinar

As museums navigate the financial crisis precipitated by COVID-19, leaders need to craft short-term strategies for survival, as well as long-term strategies succeeding in the post-COVID …

Museums as Keepers of the Future

Watch this keynote speech from Elizabeth Merritt at the Museoalan Teemapäivät Museum Theme Days seminar in Helsinki City Theatre, Helsinki, Finland. In this presentation, Ms. Merritt talks …

A Glimpse of the Post-pandemic Future

Watch this plenary talk by Elizabeth Merritt from the #AAMvirtual​ 2020 Annual Meeting for the American Alliance o…

Sharing the Webinar Recording: Creating Sustainable Financial Models for Research Collections

Last month, Jill Parsons at the Ecological Society of America and Judy Gradwohl of the San Diego Natural History Museum joined me online to explore how museums can build income streams …

Self-care in the Museum Workplace

Watch this recorded webinar, hosted by Blackbaud, exploring how museum workers can employ self-care to sustain physical and mental health, and how museums can foster self-care in the …

Artificial Intelligence for Interactions and Understanding

Watch this keynote from the two-day convening titled, "Museums and New Intelligences," hosted by the Pérez Art Museum Miami, Miam…

Museums In 2040 Webinar

Watch this recorded webinar, hosted by Blackbaud, exploring several potential futures for museums through scenarios published by the American Alliance of Museu…

The Rise of the Intelligent Machine Webinar

Watch this recorded webinar about how emerging forms of artificial intelligence can operate on a scale that exceeds human capacity, unlocking the potential of enormous amounts of data. What …

An Inside Look at TrendsWatch 2016 Webinar

Watch this recorded webinar, hosted by Blackbaud, discussing TrendsWatch 2016, focusing on the chapters “Me/We/Here/There: museums and the matrix of place-based augmented devices” and …

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Act Now to Speak Up for Museums!

Category: Advocacy Alert
Advocacy Alert – June 7, 2024 In this Alliance Advocacy Alert: Appropriations Update: Act Now to Speak Up for Museums! Start Today: Plan to Participate in #InviteCongress 2024 …

How to Transform a Volunteer Program in Six Steps

Category: Alliance Blog
Are you taking a second look at your museum’s volunteer program? Maybe you’re struggling with flagging recruitment and retention, questioning how the diversity of your corps aligns with …

A Bundle of Museum Collections Management Forms

Download templates for: an acquisition proposal form, accession form, donor questionnaire, deed of gift, bequest pledge form, cataloging worksheet, condition report form, deaccession form, …

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