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So You Want to Serve on a Museum Board?

In my last article for AAM on welcoming the next generation of board leadership, I encouraged young people who were interested in board service to develop their leadership skills and create …

Toxic Philanthropy

We live in a time in which the public is hyper sensitive to the ethics of where money comes from, and where it goes. As I observed in TrendsWatch 2015, nonprofits don’t get a free pass in …

Welcoming the Next Generation of Board Leadership

AAM’s Facing Change initiative has put the spotlight on museum board diversity, but not everyone thinks of bringing younger people onto the board when the topic comes up. Age diversity, …

Killer Mike, the High Museum’s Newest Board Member, on How He Wants to Make Art More Accessible to the Working Class

Killer Mike is a busy man these days. The 43-year-old rapper is a committed activist and father of four. And now, he is also the newest member appointed to the board of Atlanta's High Mus…

With Big Gift and Tighter Oversight, the Met Gains Solid Ground

The Irving bequest, the largest financial gift to the Met in recent history, will establish an unrestricted art acquisitions endowment fund, as well as several endowment funds for the …

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CARE-apy: Psychological Science and the Visitor Experience

Category: On-Demand Programs: Audience Research & Evaluation
When visitors leave a museum, in what ways are they different than when they walked in? What intellectual connections did visitors make with the ideas and artifacts with which they …

Changing Expectations, Changing Experiences: Cultural Audiences in the Post‐pandemic World

Category: On-Demand Programs: Engaging Audiences
This is a recorded session from the 2020 AAM Virtual Annual Meeting and MuseumExpo. Audience attitudes towards culture—including basic assumptions about what constitutes a cultural …

60 Ideas in 60 Minutes: Be the Change You Wish to See

Category: On-Demand Programs: Financial Sustainability
This is a recorded session from the 2020 AAM Virtual Annual Meeting and MuseumExpo. Museum professionals must understand fundraising to create and sustain value for their communities. Using …

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