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The Longevity Strategy Designing Sustainable Digital Content

Museums often create great digital content that lasts only until the funding runs out or the point person moves on. How can we create digital platforms and programs that will last? This …

Putting AI to Work in the Museum

This recording is from the Future of Museums Summit held November 1-2, 2023. How can artificial intelligence amplify the power and impact of museums? Hear from staff and researchers using …

Sealed with a Kiss: A Q&A on Gallery Belvedere’s Multimillion-Dollar NFT

I’ve long been interested in the ways that today’s cultural organizations go about raising the necessary funds to support their work—especially non-traditional approaches. The most recent …

10 Tips for Creating an Engaging Museum Website

The American Alliance of Museums offers the following information from Francesca Parker, Director of Project Management at Purple Rock Scissors. The information shared here is based on the …

Empowering Provenance Research in the Age of Big Data and (Re)Generative Artificial Intelligence

Six years ago, I started a project called ReMasterpieces that used some of the leading AI techniques of that time to recreate works of art that were stolen and subsequently lost or …

The Six Tools for Effective Digital Design

In 2020, after a fifteen-year run working in museums on digital engagement projects, I decided to start my own consultancy. In the process of building it, I often heard from people familiar …

Techno-skepticism: Rethinking the Costs and Benefits of Digital Technology

The night before my flight to Denver for #AAM2023, I went over my slides for the annual presentation on TrendsWatch. The talk was formatted around the chapters of the latest report (access …

Museums and YouTube: You’ll never believe these 3 tips to improve your channel

When the pandemic forced museums to make a hard pivot to online content, the importance of reaching audiences beyond gallery walls became clearer than ever. As The Historic New Orleans …

Steering Your Museum’s Search for a Volunteer Management System

This tipsheet was developed by Elisa Kosarin, CVA, a Volunteer Engagement Specialist at TwentyHats, and Abbey Earich, Lead Volunteer Coordinator for the Smithsonian Office of Visitor …

Reboot

The arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020 threw museums into uncharted territory, simultaneously rendering their physical spaces inaccessible and triggering a mass shift to the …

Chatting About Museums with ChatGPT

Two months ago, the research and development lab OpenAI released ChatGPT, an interactive “chatbot” powered by artificial intelligence. Chatbots aren’t new (I’ve been writing about …
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Act Now to Speak Up for Museums!

Category: Advocacy Alert
Advocacy Alert – June 7, 2024 In this Alliance Advocacy Alert: Appropriations Update: Act Now to Speak Up for Museums! Start Today: Plan to Participate in #InviteCongress 2024 …

How to Transform a Volunteer Program in Six Steps

Category: Alliance Blog
Are you taking a second look at your museum’s volunteer program? Maybe you’re struggling with flagging recruitment and retention, questioning how the diversity of your corps aligns with …

A Bundle of Museum Collections Management Forms

Download templates for: an acquisition proposal form, accession form, donor questionnaire, deed of gift, bequest pledge form, cataloging worksheet, condition report form, deaccession form, …

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