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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 …

A Human-Centered Approach to Guest Services

Compared to other areas of museum work, guest services (or visitor services, as it’s sometimes known) often gets overlooked for the impact it has on community-building. This may be because, …

4 Ideas to Create Linguistic Accessibility at Museums

Though the word “accessibility” has often been equated with giving access to those with disabilities, it can also mean something broader. Accessibility means looking at everything we create …

A Free Survey to Measure a Sense of Belonging at Museums

Not everyone wants to visit a museum. This is in part because of operational issues like cost, location, schedule, but these aren’t the whole story. Some don’t even reach the point of …

Transforming Museums with Immersive Sound

Sound is a potent force. When harnessed with intention and care, its impact can be substantial. As a trained ethnomusicologist with experience working in museums like the Louis Armstrong …

The Best Museum Bathrooms, According to Museum People

When you think of all the memorable, thoughtfully designed spaces in museums, the bathrooms may not be the first thing that come to mind. They aren’t usually considered the feather in an …

Celebrating curiosity at Brooklyn’s Children’s Museum

Atiba Edwards has been the executive vice president and COO of Brooklyn Children's Museum (BCM) since February 2019. The world's first children's museum , it dates back to 1899 and is on …

Crafting a Post-Disaster Experience: How Visitor Experience Staff Have Adapted to the Pandemic

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, museums everywhere have become more people-centric. Top-line conversations have centered on the thoughts and feelings of our visitors as we have …
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Recruiting the Future of the Future

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I am very happy to announce that the Alliance is recruiting an Assistant Director for the Center for the Future of Museums. I hope you will broadcast that news, and help us find the person …

Writing a Professional Bio

Whether you’re starting a job search, authoring an article, presenting at a conference, or just updating your website or LinkedIn, you need a professional bio—a succinct statement that …

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