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Tales from Campus: Connecting Community in the Time of COVID

What’s it like to be an undergrad this year? The social experience of college is as important as the academic content, but many students are attending class online from their dorm rooms, …

Digital Gold: Queering Flat Spaces

As museums address issues of access to collections, galleries, and education during COVID-19, many have chosen to shift to a digital space to connect with the public and continue their …

“Pay As You Stay” – an alternative pricing model for museums?

This year’s TrendsWatch cites buy-ahead pricing as one tool for enhancing revenue and managing attendance. In today’s guest post, Managing Director Tom Schoessler tells us how the Weserburg …

Nasher Windows launches rotating series of installation viewable through museum’s vestibule

The Nasher Sculpture Center has announced the launch of Nasher Windows, a new series of installations sited inside the Nasher's Flora Street vestibule entrance. The exhibited sculptures …

What Will Become of Interactive Art When Museums Reopen?

Support Free COVID-19 Resources for the Field The current crisis is taking a distressing financial toll on cultural organizations, and AAM is no different. The Alliance Blog is supported by …

#5WomenArtists Shaping Museum Practice

Museums are among the most trusted sources of information and can use that superpower of trust to nudge society towards preferred futures. Today on the blog, Amy Mannarino, Director of …

The Transformative Power of Inclusive Storytelling in Museums

My mentor Dr. Johnnetta Cole, the former director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art (NMAfA), often says, “It’s easy to live without art, but it’s hard to live well.” For me, …

Making Space for Community Partners

The 2019 AAM Annual Meeting was hosted in Louisiana—a state known for its rich culinary and musical traditions that attract droves of tourists. But another notable, though less touristy, …

Speechless: A sensory exhibition charts a new path to accessibility in learning

Museums are constantly experimenting with how we can present content in ways that engage and inform a wide audience. Part of the challenge is to consider issues of accessibility and …

An International Collaboration to Promote STEAM Experiences

As museum educators, we often teach children to appreciate art as a method of self-expression, but we can also use it to engage them with challenging educational subjects. Research suggests …

2019 Museum Publications Design Competition Winner: Painting the Floating World

AAM’s annual Museum Publications Design Competition recognizes superior execution and ingenuity in the graphic design of museum publications. A panel of graphic designers, museum …

Crab Cakes, Waffles, Art: Baltimore Museum of Art Opens Branch at Storied Local Market

For more than two centuries, Lexington Market has been one of Baltimore's great meeting places, a jam-packed base of operations for hundreds of vendors, from butchers to produce specialists …
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