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What’s Wrong With This Diorama? You Can Read All About It

Category: Exhibitions
On the first floor of the American Museum of Natural History, a diorama depicts an imagined 17th-century meeting between Dutch settlers and the Lenape, an Indigenous tribe inhabiting New …

Good Teaching is Good Teaching: English Learners and Museums

Category: Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion
Dr. Veronica Alvarez, Director of School and Teacher Programs, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). After walking up a dark staircase from a concrete parking lot, this is the view that …

As Museums Fall in Love With ‘Experiences,’ Their Core Missions Face Redefinition

Category: Building Audiences
<p>Remember around 10 years ago, when "curate" became the mot du jour, descending from the ivory tower of museums and white-cube galleries to describe everything from coffee carts to …