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Guiding Light: How Values Exercises Can Help You Present Challenging Content

Editor’s Note: If you’re interested in experiencing Ashley’s wellness work for yourself, come see her at AAM 2024, where she’ll lead two unique “Empathy in …

Designing a Watershed Experience at the Ontario Museum of History and Art

With its exhibition on water, the Ontario Museum of History and Art aims to educate and empower its community and address its wellbeing. This article originally appeared …

Faces of Baltimore Museums: Rachel Leeds

Have you heard about AAM 2024 in Baltimore this month? (We hope so—we’re doing our best!) If so, you might have seen one of our ads for this year’s edition, featuring a lovely …

Language/Arts: How the Verbal and Visual Intersect in Museums

A picture is worth a thousand words. Or so the aphorism tells us. What, then, is the value of a single word? That is the question I have explored time and again as an educator in an art …

Neurodivergent Needs: A Q&A with ADDitude Magazine

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 …

Disrupting Museum Behavior: An Exploration of the Art Institute of Chicago’s “Cripping the Galleries”

On a hot Sunday afternoon, Sydney Erlikh, seated in a wheelchair, leaned against Maypril Krukowski, a woman with glasses seated on a bench. Sounds of church bells, shuffling footsteps, and …

The Best Museum Cafés and Restaurants, According to Museum People

Any seasoned museumgoer knows that feeling a few hours into a visit. You came in energized, eager, and attentive, ready to conquer some exhibitions, but now you’re losing steam. The wall …
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Museum as Living Room: A Q&A with Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts’ Victoria Ramirez

Category: Alliance Blog
I believe museums matter because they serve as vital community spaces, where we can meet, mingle, work, learn, study, daydream, and everything in between. I came to this realization, in …

Act Now to Speak Up for Museums!

Category: Advocacy Alert
Advocacy Alert – June 7, 2024 In this Alliance Advocacy Alert: Appropriations Update: Act Now to Speak Up for Museums! Start Today: Plan to Participate in #InviteCongress 2024 …

How to Transform a Volunteer Program in Six Steps

Category: Alliance Blog
Are you taking a second look at your museum’s volunteer program? Maybe you’re struggling with flagging recruitment and retention, questioning how the diversity of your corps aligns with …

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