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National Association for Museum Exhibition (NAME)

Representing over 2,400 museum staff and independent professionals, NAME seeks to enhance the cultural landscape by advancing the value and relevance of exhibitions through dialogue among individuals, museum leaders and the public. We promote excellence and best practices, identify trends and recent innovations, provide access to resources, promote professional development and cultivate leadership.

NAME offers professional development opportunities through conference sessions and workshops at national and regional levels. Check out our News page, join us on Facebook, or be a part of the discussions on our listserv. We also publish the professional journal, Exhibition. And we are the nationwide voice of the exhibits profession.

Our membership includes designers, content developers, fabricators, evaluators, and others engaged in public programming and museums.

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Talking with Visitors About the Eviction Crisis

This year’s TrendsWatch profiles several museums working to educate the public about homelessness and housing insecurity. One of the exhibitions I highlighted was Evicted, presented by the …

Artificial Intelligence in Service of Understanding and Delight

I continue to be amazed and delighted at the ways in which museums are harnessing artificial intelligence to power their work. This week Dr. Hank Hine, Executive and Creative Director of …

Read the Winners of This Year’s Excellence in Exhibition Label Writing Competition

Exhibition labels are a primary tool museums use to communicate with visitors, so every word (and punctuation mark!) counts. To underscore this, AAM’s Curators Committee sponsors a …

For Your AAM2019 Schedule: Talking about the Future with Your Community

Heads up on a session I’ll be moderating at the annual meeting in New Orleans next week: Engaging Community in Conversations about the Future Wednesday, May 22, 11 am – noon, Room 356-357 …