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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 …

ICA Miami announces launch of its own NFT platform

The Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami (ICA Miami) has become the first museum in the US to launch its own NFT platform , in partnership with Palm and LiveArtX. Last year, ICA Miami …

Universal Hip Hop Museum Planning Metaverse Experience before Construction of Venue Completed

The birthplace of hip-hop, the Bronx, NY, will have its own museum in approximately two years when the construction of the two-floor Universal Hip-Hop Museum is completed. According to …

Museums Are Cashing In on NFTs

There's money to be made, though most institutions are wary of getting involved. LONDON - "To wake up to one of these things is pretty special - to have a Leonardo at home," said Joe …

NFTs, Cryptocurrency, and Museum Practice

I am going to break a long silence to weigh in on the current conversation around NFTs, addressing four issues that have come up repeatedly in my conversations with people inside and …

The Top Ten Alliance Blog Posts of 2021

Though 2021 was a slightly more normal year than 2020, with mostly open museums gradually regaining visitors, the pandemic still loomed large and colored most conversations. On the Alliance …

Tech Talk: Microsoft’s Library & Museum Digital Transformation Framework

This is a recorded Tech Talk from the 2020 AAM Virtual Annual Meeting and MuseumExpo. Presented by Microsoft Transcript Catherine Devine: Hi everyone, my name is Catherine Devine and …

Tech Talk: How to Address the Collections Management Troublesome Trio

This is a recorded Tech Talk from the 2020 AAM Virtual Annual Meeting and MuseumExpo. Presented by Lucidea Transcript Candyce McDonald : Thanks for joining us today for our guest …

How Can Education Programs Help Bridge the Digital Divide? 

In this series of posts, EdCom’s Trends Committee is taking a deeper look at emerging phenomena identified in the 2021 edition of TrendsWatch from the Center for the Future of Museums. In …

Considering AR or VR? Learn What We Learned from Our Projects and Visitors!

Embarking on an augmented or virtual reality project can be daunting. Learn what to watch out for, account for, and steer toward so you can avoid (or at least prepare for) problems that may …

“Activating Smithsonian Open Access” Proposes New Models for Interacting with Museum Collections

In February 2021, Cooper Hewitt’s Interaction Lab launched an open call for proposals for inspiring digital interactions with Smithsonian Open Access collections for people all over the …

Finding Wonder in a Virtual World

Envision a group of schoolchildren standing before you, giddy with anticipation and excitement. In front of them are two elongated rectangular wooden doors, which, once opened, will …
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Sky’s the Limit: Holosonics’ Revolutionary Audio Spotlight Technology Honors Revolutionary Women at New England Air Museum

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New England Women in Aviation, the permanent exhibit unveiled in March 2022 at the New England Air Museum (NEAM) in Windsor Locks, Connecticut, utilizes Holosonics’ patented directional …

Contact Senators Today and Advocacy at #AAM2022

Category: Advocacy Alert
Advocacy Alert – May 13, 2022 In this Alliance Advocacy Alert: Act Now: Ask Your Senators to Sign On to Senate OMS Letter by May 20! Join Us in Boston: Advocacy Sessions at #AAM2022 …

Why I’m Going to Boston

Category: Alliance Blog
“It’s so good to see you!” How much new meaning has that simple phrase taken on over the last two years? Last September I attended my only in-person conference since the beginning of the …

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