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Security, Self-Care, and Terrorism Resources

It is our hope that in the coming days our nation will experience a peaceful Inauguration Day following Martin Luther King Jr. Day earlier in the week. However, the recent insurrection at …

Facing the Rising Tide: How the Whitney Museum of American Art Addresses Resiliency and Storm Preparedness Through Design

With rising sea levels and stronger floods and hurricane seasons, priceless cultural sites and museum collections around the world are increasingly under threat from severe weather events …

Eye of the Storm: How Do Museums Prepare for Hurricanes during a Pandemic?

It’s a Thursday afternoon in July and the Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico (MAPR) is almost empty. Director Marta Mabel Pérez is in her office, leading a virtual hub of staff and other …

Van Gogh Painting Stolen After Thieves Apparently Smash Dutch Museum Entrance

A painting by Vincent van Gogh was stolen early Monday morning from a Dutch museum in what appeared to be a smash-and-grab from the institution's front entrance. The painting, an 1884 …

Is Your Museum Prepared for Ransomware?

You come into your office, juggling your gym bag and a cup of hot coffee, and boot up your laptop to an ominous red and black screen that announces: “All your files and documents have been …

Making a Splash! 6 Things to Know about Exhibits with Water

It’s no surprise that many museums choose to entertain and educate visitors with the stuff that covers 71 percent of our planet’s surface. Water can contribute greatly to a wide variety of …

The Case for Digital Facility Reports

Facility management is one of the core elements of running a museum. As AAM’s core standards say, it is “incumbent upon [museums] to ensure the safety of their staff, visitors and …

How Australian Art Museums Are Protecting Their Collections From Fire Threats

In response to the devastating bushfires that have been sweeping through Australia since November 2019, arts institutions have been introducing various strategies for protecting both the …

The battle to rebuild centuries of science after an epic inferno

Nearly a year after flames consumed Brazil's National Museum in Rio de Janeiro, researchers are struggling to revive their work and resume their lives. Nearly a year after flames consumed …

Monday Musing: Managed Retreat

Did you know that over a third (34.6 percent) of US museums sit are within 100 kilometers of the coast? A quarter of those are in areas that score very high on the Coastal Vulnerability …
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Planning for Sustainable Success, Building a Development Plan for Museums

Category: Financial Sustainability
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Point of View: In Defense of Volunteerism in Museums

Category: Museum Magazine
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Welcoming Change at the USC Pacific Asia Museum

Category: Museum Magazine
The USC Pacific Asia Museum took a trust-building approach to working with docents on an evolving education program for stu…

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