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Why Museum Store Sunday Matters and What’s New for This Year

Enter through the museum store! Much more than a gift shop, the museum store has become a major earned revenue stream for parent institutions as they continue to recover post-pandemic. And …

The Art of Restitution at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

At the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), our collections policy—the document that dictates how we handle all collection-related matters—states that we will not collect anything known to …

Point of View: Trouble at Home

Controversy swirls around the repatriation of the Ben…

Beyond Compliance at the McClung Museum

At the McClung Museum, a NAGPRA assessment strengthens collaboration with Native Nations on a current and future …

What Endures at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science

The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is committed to voluntary returns when morally, ethically, or commonsensically…

The Yaqui Case at the National Museums of World Culture

In 2022, the National Museums of World Culture in Sweden returned ceremonial items to the Indigenous Yaquis…

Crushing on Our Summit Speakers

If I were a different age, I might be saying “OMG OMG!” (or possibly “squee!!!”) but being who I am I’ll just say that our speaker lineup for the virtual Future of Museums Summit is mass…
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Seeding the Future at the New Children’s Museum

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
I’m a huge fan of speculative fiction—stories with the power to immerse us in the daily reality of possible futures deeply and viscerally. We can fall in love with fiction in a way we …

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

Category: Alliance Blog
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 …

Curatorial Chatbot: an experiment with AI at the Nasher Museum of Art

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
CFM has explored museum applications of artificial intelligence (AI) since 2017, notably business analytics, customer service, collections data analysis, and provenance research. Today on …

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