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American Alliance of Museums Announces Dr. Johnnetta Betsch Cole to Join AAM as Senior DEAI Fellow

ARLINGTON, VA – August 2, 2022 – The American Alliance of Museums (AAM) today announced that renowned museum leader and social justice advocate, Dr. Johnnetta Betsch Cole, will join the …

AAM Announces Latest Accreditation Awards: 23 Museums Achieve This Distinction

For Immediate Release Arlington, VA – The American Alliance of Museums (AAM), the only organization representing the entire scope of the museum community, today announced 4 first time …

AAM Statement on the Supreme Court Decision to Overturn Roe v. Wade

The recent Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade is an assault on human rights, with people of color and people from low-income backgrounds suffering the greatest consequences. The …

Announcing AAM’s 2022-2023 Board Officers

For Immediate Release ARLINGTON, VA – The American Alliance of Museums (AAM), the only organization representing the entire scope of the museum community, announced the slate of officers to …

AAM Statement on The Montpelier Foundation Board and Montpelier Descendants Committee

AAM stands with the descendants of the enslaved at Montpelier and the community’s right to define itself. In June 2021, The Montpelier Foundation (TMF) committed to, and confirmed in its …

AAM Announces Latest Accreditation Awards: 12 Museums Receive this High Honor

For Immediate Release Arlington, VA – The American Alliance of Museums (AAM), the only organization representing the entire scope of the museum community, today announced two first-time …

Hundreds of Advocates Speaking Up for Museums with Members of Congress on Museums Advocacy Day 2022

For Immediate Release ARLINGTON, VA–Today 550 advocates are participating in Museums Advocacy Day to urge Congress to support sustained funding for museums experiencing compounding …

Museum Field Experiencing Compounding Financial Losses, New Survey Reveals

For Immediate Release Arlington, VA—The American Alliance of Museums (AAM), the only organization representing the entire scope of the museum community, today released the findings from new …

American Alliance of Museums Announces New Strategic Framework

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Arlington, VA – The American Alliance of Museums (AAM) announced today the release of their 2022-2025 Strategic Framework. The Strategic Framework is a critical work …

AAM Announces Latest Accreditation Awards: 15 Museums Receive this High Honor

For Immediate Release Arlington, VA – The American Alliance of Museums (AAM), the only organization representing the entire scope of the museum community, today announced 5 first-time …

AAM Announces 2021 Publication Design Competition Winners; National Gallery of Victoria Receive Top Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ARLINGTON, VA – November 1, 2021 – The American Alliance of Museums announced the winners of its annual Publication Design Competition today. Judges recognized 27 …

Communities for Immunity Announces First Round Awardees

Arlington, VA-The Association of Science and Technology Centers (ASTC) and the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) today announced the recipients of the first round of funding for …
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Museums and the Living Wage: How Filoli Developed a Bold Pay Equity Initiative

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
Each year CFM’s TrendsWatch brings attention to bear on critical issues for museums, challenging our sector to think about how we might adapt to a rapidly changing environment. Examining a …

How Do You Design a Fair and Effective Compensation Program?

Category: Alliance Blog
At AAM, we were fortunate to have leadership’s support from the very beginning, and although the analysis did require a significant time commitment, it has been a worthwhile investment. …

A New Site of Conscience: Sing Sing Prison Museum

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
Five years ago, CFM’s TrendsWatch report examined how museums are helping society confront the need for criminal justice reform. Historic sites play an important role in this work, with …

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