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10 Best Practices of Accessible Museum Websites

This article explores ten high-impact areas you should consider to enhance your website’s accessibility and bring it into conformance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), …

For Post-Pandemic Success, Get Creative with Distributed Museum Models

As the global pandemic has put a halt to in-person visitation for much of 2020 and brought long-held planning and operational models into question, museum leaders across the country have …

Digital Tools for Pandemic Times

Almost all US museums closed during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020. While a few reopened by summer, many decided to remain shuttered for the entire year, and often …

The Keys to Sustainable Online Programming? Partnerships and Professional Development

Recently, I’ve been analyzing the efficacy of museum-developed digital programs over their thirty-year history, and I’ve noticed a common theme: Every study extols the benefits of such …

The UniDescription Project Breaks Down Common Barriers to Media Accessibility

National Park Service sites are generally grand and iconic American places for us to gather, commune with nature, tell important stories about our country’s past, and celebrate our …

Outside > Inside: Outdoor Exhibitions in the Era of COVID and Black Lives Matter

A doctor friend recently shared a social media post listing a five-point coronavirus plan: Masks Close bars Socially distance Test & isolate Outside > inside Like her, it was …

How Museums Can Generate Revenue Through Digital Content and Virtual Experiences

Ever since the COVID-19 pandemic forced museums of all kinds to close their doors, many have responded by shifting their attention to engaging audiences through virtual and remote channels. …

Digital Gold: Queering Flat Spaces

As museums address issues of access to collections, galleries, and education during COVID-19, many have chosen to shift to a digital space to connect with the public and continue their …

How Chinese Museums Closed and Reopened During COVID-19

What Chinese museums did during their month-long closure Almost all Chinese museums closed immediately on January 24, only one day after the city of Wuhan locked down, to reduce the risk of …

Leveraging Smartphone Technology to Protect Museum Visitors

Everyone is eager for a return to normal, which includes access to museums and other cultural venues. While countless people likely have been inspired and sustained by virtual museum tours …

#AAMvirtual General Session: Dr. Johnnetta B. Cole and Anthony Salcito

This AAM Virtual Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo general session took place on May 18, 2020. Speakers: Laura Lott, President & CEO at American Alliance of Museums Dr. Johnnetta B. Cole, …

Towards Frictionless Augmented Reality

Author’s Note: Several months ago, putting on an Augmented Reality (AR) headset was an uncomfortable nuisance for museum visitors. Now, it’s a potential health risk. The COVID-19 pandemic …
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