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2022 National Census of History Organizations: A Report on the History Community in the United States

The American Association for State and Local History released the 2022 National Census of History Organizations at the beginni…

Art Museum Staff Demographic Survey “How to” Webinar

Cycle 3 of the Art Museum Staff Demographic Survey – funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation – opened to art museums across North America on Monday, February 7. To support the data …

A Time of Transformation

A special edition of the Culture Track research initiative provides an update on how audiences are…

Why Well-Being Is at the Heart of Museum Experiences

For nearly half a century, I have been thinking and theorizing about museum experiences—why people use museums, what they do during those experiences, and what they take away, including the …

Getty launches YouTube series for ‘art curious’ audiences

The Getty has launched a YouTube series called 'Becoming Artsy', available to stream weekly and hosted by the museum's senior creative producer Jessie Hendricks. 'Becoming Artsy' was …

Curiosity About History is Growing Across Generations, a New Survey Finds

Conner Prairie, an AAM-accredited and Smithsonian Affiliate living history museum in Fishers, Indiana, is a unique historic place that inspires curiosity and fosters learning by providing …

Zoos and Aquariums: Inspiring visitors, inspiring museums

I’ve been researching curatorial work for social justice for more than fifteen years and curating for more than ten. One of the biggest surprises I’ve had in this work came while I was …

Using the Annual Survey of Museum-Goers as a Catalyst for Change

Who visits our museums? What are their motivations, and what do they expect from the experience? Alternatively, who is not visiting, and why not? These are critical questions for the future …

Growing Audiences with the Annual Survey of Museum-Goers

Who visits our museums? What are their motivations, and what do they expect from the experience? Alternatively, who is not visiting, and why not? These are critical questions for the future …

UK museum collecting at risk from lack of funding, report warns

Investigation by Sir David Cannadine for Art Fund paints 'deeply depressing' picture Museum collections in the UK are at risk of becoming "inert and lifeless" unless more money is invested …

Welcoming New Citizens: A Natural Role for Museums

When Nicole Ivy and I were working on the 2016 edition of TrendsWatch, CFM’s annual forecasting report, we identified mass migration as a global trend having a huge impact on museums and …

Museums and Migration

Mass migration, driven by conflict, oppression, political upheaval, climate change and economic distress, has been described as “the defining issue of this century.” As such, it is one of …
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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
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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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