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2024 Museum Board Leadership: A National Report

Museum Board Leadership 2024: A National Report, conducted by AAM and Slover Linett at NORC with support from Northern Trust, serves as the second iteration of Museum Board Leadership 2017. …

Report: Cultural Institutions’ 2022-2023 Investment Policies, Practices, & Performance

Download the report Introduction In 2023, the American Alliance of Museums, Fiducient Advisors, and The Morton Arboretum conducted a national investment benchmarking study aimed at …

External Pressures on Museum-Going: A 2023 Annual Survey of Museum-Goers Data Story

This visual Data Story is based on findings from the 2023 Annual Survey of Museum-Goers, a national survey of American museum visitors from AAM and Wilkening Consulting. Every year, the …

Leisure-Time Shifts in a (Mostly) Post-Pandemic World: A 2023 Annual Survey of Museum-Goers Data Story

There have been a lot of changes in how people live their lives over the past five years, largely (but not exclusively) due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While some of these shifts may benefit …

Museum Visitation—Frequency vs. Incidence Gaps: A 2023 Annual Survey of Museum-Goers Data Story

When we plot out certain demographic characteristics, we find that who visits museums frequently (and the gaps we discover) can be very different than who visits museums at all (the …

Museum Visitation: A 2023 Annual Survey of Museum-Goers Data Story

It's been 3.5 years since the COVID-19 pandemic devastated museum visitation. For some museums, visitation is back to normal. For others, well,…

Say Cheese! A Candid Snapshot of the Museum Sector

Last month AAM released the results of our fifth “snapshot” survey of the field. These snapshots, which started as a means of checking in on museums and museum workers during COVID …

2023 Annual National Snapshot of United States Museums

The 2023 Annual National Snapshot of United States Museums survey, conducted by AAM and Wilkening Consulting, was fielded March-April, 2023. Over 300 museum directors responded to this AAM …

Responsibility

As the pandemic struck, like Alice in Wonderland or Dorothy in Oz, museum workers found themselves cast into a completely new reality. Lengthy closures and stay-at-home orders unmoored us …
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Where does my museum start with the new NAGPRA regulations

Category: Collections Stewardship
The following guidance was developed with the assistance of subject matter experts in the museum field. The Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), enacted in 1990, …

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