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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 …

Technology Change and Emotion

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

From the President: Museums and the Digital World

At AAM, our own digital journey has accelerated as much as our members. Since the start of the pandemic, we have increased our output of digital content and resources and conducted many of …

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…
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Neurodivergent Needs: A Q&A with ADDitude Magazine

Category: Alliance Blog
If museums want to be welcoming and accessible, one of the areas they must consider is neurodiversity. How do the ways we process information and stimuli differ from person to person, and …

Recruiting the Future of the Future

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
I am very happy to announce that the Alliance is recruiting an Assistant Director for the Center for the Future of Museums. I hope you will broadcast that news, and help us find the person …

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