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Online Programs: Mission and Institutional Planning

Excellence in Exhibition Label Writing

If you are learning how to write exhibition labels or want to reinvigorate your current label writing, this program will guide you in finding approaches to sharing information and telling compelling stories that can help audiences make meaning of their museum experiences. Judges from past AAM Excellence in Exhibition Label Writing Competitions share insights about the variety of label writing styles that help people to connect with ideas.

Leadership: 21st Century Skills and Museum Leadership

Leadership experts and museum colleagues engage in a frank conversation about the skills needed to be an adaptive leader at any level, reflecting the dynamic changes in the environment in which museums must operate today. Case studies provide a practical perspective.

Leadership: The Self-Aware Museum Leader

Leadership experts and museum colleagues address the links between self-awareness and successful leadership, in addition to the connections between self-aware leadership and organizational success.

Orphan Works Basics and Best Practices

“Orphan works” are works that are protected by copyright but the identity or whereabouts of the rights holder are not known. This program explores this emerging issue which has increased significantly in visibility in recent years. The first part covers the basics of orphan works: what orphan works are, how they become “orphaned,” and why they present a problem to museums, galleries, and archives that want make use of them. The second part examines the issue by describing legislative efforts to address orphan works usage and exploring possible solutions. The third part describes best practices with regard to orphan works usage.

Stories of Inclusion: ADA@25 and Universal Design at Cultural Institutions

If you are learning how to write exhibition labels or want to reinvigorate your current label writing, this program will guide you in finding approaches to sharing information and telling compelling stories that can help audiences make meaning of their museum experiences. Judges from past AAM Excellence in Exhibition Label Writing Competitions share insights about the variety of label writing styles that help people to connect with ideas.

Stories of Inclusion: Responding to Visitors who are Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing, Blind or with Low Vision

In this webcast, accessibility experts and advocates explore the issues, challenges, and successes of addressing the needs and expectations of visitors and other facility or program users who are deaf, hard-of-hearing, blind, or with low vision.

Stories of Inclusion: Responding to Visitors with Cognitive, Developmental and Emotional Disabilities

In this webcast, accessibility experts and advocates explore the issues, challenges, and successes of addressing the needs and expectations of visitors and families of visitors with cognitive, developmental, and emotional disabilities.

Tackling Collections Backlogs for Small  Museums

Colleagues with a range of experience working in and with small museums discuss issues related to tackling collections backlogs, including ways to approach a collections backlog, prioritize tasks and implement practical solutions. Presenters offer suggestions for immediate, intermediate, and longer-range solutions and action steps and discuss how tackling a collections backlog fits within an overall collections management strategy.

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  • Access to more than 1,500 resource listings from the Resource Center
  • Tools, reports, and templates for equipping your work in museums
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