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The effect that museums have on the social fabric of their communities and the well-being of the individuals and families who live there.

Museums Discover Impact Investing

CFM first flagged impact investing as a trend of significance to museums in 2013, inspired by a talk Seth Miller gave at SXSW in which he declared that “every time you spend a dollar, you …

Blues on the Block: Connecting Communities through Live Music, Rhythm, and Public Health

  The National Blues Museum was one of ninety-one museums, libraries, and cultural or tribal organizations that leveraged their position as trusted community partners to help bolster …

Measuring Social Impact for Strategic Change

Compared to economic and educational impact, social impact is elusive and challenging to measure. The Measurement of Museum Social Impact (MOMSI) project is working to create a valid …

Bolstering Vaccine Confidence

Pensacola MESS Hall met the community where it was to demonstrate the power of her…

How the Greenwood Art Project United a Community in Reflection and a Vision for the Future

By 1921, the thriving Greenwood district of Tulsa, Oklahoma, had generated one billion dollars of collective wealth in today’s economic terms. Nicknamed “Black Wall Street” by W.E.B. …

Beyond the Walls: Demonstrating the social impact of museums is critical to their success.

There is a widely held view within the museum sector that visitors’ personal experiences with museums make a positive difference to society. But, overall, the evidence to support this view …

Building a New Future Together

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is taking its arts programs into the community to tackle longstanding issues of inequity and meet crit…

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August Advocacy Heats Up – Invite Congress to Visit Your Museum

Category: Advocacy Alert
Advocacy Alert – August 5, 2022 In this Alliance Advocacy Alert: #InviteCongress: Invite Congress to Visit Your Museum is August 15-19! Take Action: Urge Your Legislators to Support …

Historic Houses in the Shifting Landscape of Climate Change

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
In combating climate change, we can look to Indigenous and historic practices for models of sustainable architectural solutions to extreme heat, cold, and humidity. Structures built in …

Agents Of Change: How IMPs Can Inspire & Partner With Their Clients

Category: On-Demand Programs: Career Management
What does it take to mobilize institutions to question their role in society, shift their culture, and better serve their communities? How can independent museum professionals inspire their …

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