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Museum magazine

Museum, the Alliance’s award-winning magazine, addresses the issues and challenges facing museums today and is a must-read for those who work for museums and those who love them.  Published bi-monthly, recent issues have focused on engaging new audiences, trends in museum education, strategies for creating an ideal board, and a futuristic view of museums.

Read a few of the latest articles:

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Ceding Authority and Seeding Trust


Finding Resilience in Challenging Times

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Museum is a benefit of Alliance membership!

  • Tier 2 and 3 Museum members, Ally members and Industry members receive 1 print copy for the organization. Staff have access to the digital edition.
  • Professional and Retiree individual members receive a print subscription and access to the digital edition.
  • Student individual members receive access to the digital edition only.

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Bundle and save! Save 10% by purchasing a subscription to both Museum & Exhibition magazines. Exhibition is 100 pages packed with thought-provoking articles, exhibition critiques and commentary, technical articles, and essays. It is published twice a year by the National Association for Museum Exhibition (NAME), one of AAM’s Professional Networks.

Subscriptions to Exhibition are not included as a benefit of Alliance or NAME membership. Subscriptions are available for purchase by anyone. Because of postage, your subscription rate is based on your mailing address.



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Who Will Tell My Story?

This article originally appeared in the March/April 2018 issue of Museum magazine. Educate, Engage, Elevate! Museums on the Rise—that’s the theme of the 2018 Annual Meeting and MuseumExpo, …

Cultivating Lifelong Appreciation

This article originally appeared in the March/April 2018 issue of Museum magazine. A look at teen programs that are preparing the next generation of museum visitors, staff, and supporters …

A Journey to China

This article originally appeared in the March/April 2018 issue of Museum magazine. The American Alliance of Museums strives to foster global connections and exchange to spark relationships …

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