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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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#AAM2023: New Focus, New Flow, New Formats

Category: Alliance Blog
For as long as anyone could remember, AAM’s 115-year-old Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo had been structured in about the same way. As with most professional conferences, people who wanted …

The BTA 2022 Art Museum Trustee Survey

Category: Research and Reports
The Characteristics, Roles, and Experiences of Black Trustees Foreword The Black Trustee Alliance for Art Museums (BTA) was established in 2021 to transform art museums into more equitable …

Art Museum Staff Demographic Survey 2022

Category: Research and Reports
Foreword Art museums aspire to play a singular social role for the public—they commit to both preserving and stewarding collections of art for current and future generations, while also …

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