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The “Open” Economy: Filling The Data Pipeline

Category: Museum Magazine
This article originally appeared in the March/April 2015 edition of Museum magazine. A sample of TrendsWatch 2015. “‘Open’ is already on track to supplant ‘participatory’ as buzzword of the …

The “Open” Economy: filling the data pipeline

“‘Open’ is already on track to supplant ‘participatory’ as buzzword of the year, with good reason. The proliferation of groups supporting and encouraging openness in the cultural/creative …

Don’t Raid the Cookie Jar: Creating Early Interventions to Prevent Deaccessioning Crises

Category: Research and Reports
This paper summarizes the ideas and recommendations generated at “Don’t Raid the Cookie Jar: Creating Early Interventions to Prevent Deaccessioning Crises,” a convening …

It’s Personal: one size does not fit all

“At the forefront of these revolutionary possibilities is personalized medicine, which is the idea of precisely tailoring each person’s medical care to his or her own unique genetic makeup. …

Essential Evaluators: A Brave New Dance

Category: Alliance Blog
Essential Evaluators seeks to gather evaluators in a common space to dialogue, reflect, and support each other in a world upended by COVID-19 and the Black Lives Matter protest movement. …

In Pursuit of Cultural Property Ownership Disputes in Museums Today

Category: On-Demand Programs: Collections Stewardship
Museums are seeing new claims on objects, including large-scale demands for the repatriation of artifacts to their --countries of origin. When handled properly, these situations reflect …

Museopunks Episode 39: A new definition of “museum”?

Category: Influence of Museums
The season for existential crises continued this past month when the International Council of Museums (ICOM) announced that a working group had proposed a new definition for museums and …

#AAM2023 General Session

Category: Alliance Blog
The General Session of the 2023 AAM Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo took place on May 19, 2023 with Chevy Humphrey, AAM Board Chair and President and CEO of the Museum of Science and …

Museopunks Episode 37: Experience doesn’t pay the rent

Category: Human Resources
Unpaid internships are commonplace in the museum world, supported by a culture that suggests “experience” and the chance to get “a foot in the door” are worth the sacrifice of time and lost …

Everything RFP: Running Your Business Series

Category: On-Demand Programs: Career Management
Handout of additional resources For independent museum professionals, a Request for Proposal or RFP is a great way to identify projects and partnerships with museums. However, the RFP …

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