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A New Year Message from Our President and CEO, Laura Lott

The past two years have taught us that in the face of extreme adversity, our field can overcome the greatest challenges through unity. Together, by sharing your experiences and speaking …

Building a More Just and Equitable World: Introducing AAM’s 2022-2025 Strategic Framework

The museum field, like society at large, is at a pivotal moment of reflection and rebuilding. As the collective museum community, the choices we make in the coming months and years about …

TrendsWatch: Building Financial Resilience in a Time of Crisis

  Support Free COVID-19 Resources for the Field: The current crisis is taking a distressing financial toll on cultural organizations, and AAM is no different. The Center for the Future …

Opportunities for Museums to Lead for the Future of Learning

When the Alliance launched the Center of the Future of Museums a decade ago, museum people told us loud and clear that they wanted us to explore the future of education as part of our work. …

Collections 2030 – What Future for Museum Collections in the UK?

One of the five pillars of the Alliance’s strategic plan is global thinking. We know that US museums can become stronger by learning from their colleagues around the world. Case in point: …

Looking in the Mirror and Making Changes

In every place I’ve worked, I’ve noticed two crucial keys to success: a bold but focused strategic plan and a strong, dynamic team culture. Without equal parts of both, it is hard for me to …

Innovation Lab for Museums

This article originally appeared in the July/August 2012 edition of the Museum magazine. First of a four-part series In 2011, AAM launched Innovation Lab for Museums, a grant-funded program …

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Museums and the Living Wage: How Filoli Developed a Bold Pay Equity Initiative

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
Each year CFM’s TrendsWatch brings attention to bear on critical issues for museums, challenging our sector to think about how we might adapt to a rapidly changing environment. Examining a …

How Do You Design a Fair and Effective Compensation Program?

Category: Alliance Blog
At AAM, we were fortunate to have leadership’s support from the very beginning, and although the analysis did require a significant time commitment, it has been a worthwhile investment. …

A New Site of Conscience: Sing Sing Prison Museum

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
Five years ago, CFM’s TrendsWatch report examined how museums are helping society confront the need for criminal justice reform. Historic sites play an important role in this work, with …

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