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Help Pioneer Better Measures of Museum Performance

What’s the best way to measure a museum’s success? And by “best,” I mean meaningful and sustainable. “Meaningful” in the form of metrics that will make a community feel it has been well …

Museum as Living Room: A Q&A with Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts’ Victoria Ramirez

I believe museums matter because they serve as vital community spaces, where we can meet, mingle, work, learn, study, daydream, and everything in between. I came to this realization, in …

Reframing the Collection: How a Literary Catalog Experiment Brought New Voices to Interpretation

The University of Iowa Stanley Museum of Art (Stanley) is part of the arts ecosystem at the country’s premier university for the study of creative writing. As a curatorial team, we have …

Designing a Watershed Experience at the Ontario Museum of History and Art

With its exhibition on water, the Ontario Museum of History and Art aims to educate and empower its community and address its wellbeing. This article originally appeared …

Supporting Those Who Care at the Baltimore Museum of Art

The Baltimore Museum of Art has partnered with the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine to better prepare medical students. This article originally appeared in Museum magazine’s …

Partnering for Community Healing and Change at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center

Museums can play a role in destigmatizing addiction disorder. This article originally appeared in Museum magazine’s May/June 2024 issue, a benefit of AAM membership. What inspires a …
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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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