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What it means to build a human-centered approach to digital leadership …

From the President: Museums and the Digital World

This article originally appeared in the November/December 2022 issue of Museum magazine, a benefit of AAM membership. As the mother of a 10-year-old in 2022, I witness some fascinating …

Point of View: A New Digital Dimension

The museum field must work together to answer the many questions surrounding NFTs and their implications for museu…

Taking the Plunge

Museum professionals would be wise to see immersive experiences as a beginning, …

Making It Visible

An oral history project shines a light on the invisible history of museum…

Ask an Expert: What Else Can We Digitize?

With the new needs imposed by the pandemic, museums have seen considerable digital growth over the past few years. Not only have they begun to deliver more content and programming online, …

A House Museum Built for the Digital Age

The museum sector went into the pandemic ill-prepared to use digital strategies to keep themselves afloat, but many museums that had begun to experiment with how digital could enhance or …

NFTs: Museums Can Build Other, Better Digital Stuff

    “When I was a congressional aide, we had an expression, ‘No idea was too stupid to say out loud,’ so here it is, hear me out. Instead of buying these ships? Don’t buy …

Immersive Experiences in Museums: A Look at Art Windsor-Essex’s “Against the Current”

To say that a lot has changed for cultural institutions and museums in the past few years is an understatement. This is a time when visitors, who have spent the last two years enduring a …

Big Global Trends: An #AAM2022 Keynote by Thomas L. Friedman

Thomas L. Friedman, three-time Pulitzer Prize winner, author, and journalist, opened the Museums in Society focus area of the 2022 AAM Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo with his keynote, …

Museum as Lightning Rod: Innovation and Invitation—An #AAM2022 Keynote by Jake Barton

Jake Barton, Founder and Chief Creative Officer of Local Projects, opened the Innovation focus area of the 2022 AAM Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo with his keynote, “Museum as …

With Strategic Focus, TikTok Creates New Opportunities for Cultural Institutions to Inspire Critical Thinking and Constructive Dialogue

In September of 2021, TikTok surpassed one billion users, making it the fastest-growing social media app. The video-sharing platform allows users to post short-form videos, which are then …
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The BTA 2022 Art Museum Trustee Survey

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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 …

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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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