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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 …

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 …
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Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
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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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