Upcoming Events

Immersion in Museums: AR, VR or Just Plain R?

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A working meeting organized by the American Alliance of Museums, funded by Knight Foundation, and hosted by the Detroit Institute of Arts this September in Detroit, Michigan. Register now! …

September EDCOMversation

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As museum professionals, we recognize the power of narrative and context. EdComversations is a place we can share stories- our greatest successes, our most embarrassing flops, those moments …

Latest Stories from AAM

The Art of Recovery: How a Radical Public Art Experiment Is Reshaping Sicily 50 Years After a Devastating Earthquake

Category: Facing Change
On a recent day this summer, I left the colorful, urban interventions and crowded revelries of Manifesta 12 in Palermo, Sicily, and descended into the rural, arid Belice Valley. I was …

On Cross Collecting, or Cross-Over Buying

Category: Curatorial Practice
Since the start of the new millennium, there has been an increase in cross-collecting (sometimes called 'cross-over buying'). This might seem like a recent phenomenon according to what we …

How to Win Friends and Influence People by Attending Museum Conferences

Category: Global Thinking
Two years ago, in 2016, I had the opportunity to attend the AAM Annual Meeting in Washington DC, thanks to the Getty Leadership and Career Management Program Fellowship. Little did I know …

A Conversation with Kathleen McLean

Category: Career Management
Kathleen McLean is the recipient of the 2018 AAM Distinguished Service to Museums Award, which recognizes an individual’s excellence and contributions to the museum field for at least 20 …

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