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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.

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Forging Deeper Connections

This article originally appeared in the January/February 2020 issue of Museum magazine, a benefit of AAM membership. A look at two museums that are successfully engaging their audiences …

Curators Take Flight: Four curators cast a wide eye on the shifting landscape for curatorial practice

This article originally appeared in the January/February 2020 issue of Museum magazine, a benefit of AAM membership. It’s an exciting time to be a curator. The role is evolving and the …

The Museum Inside Out: The Chicago History Museum’s three decades of transformation offers a window into the changing role of curators and community engagement.

This article originally appeared in the January/February 2020 issue of Museum magazine, a benefit of AAM membership. Founded in 1856, the Chicago Historical Society was imagined at a time …

Knowing Better, Doing Better: The San Diego Museum of Man takes a holistic approach to decolonization

This article originally appeared in the January/February 2020 issue of Museum magazine, a benefit of AAM membership. As museum professionals, we typically think of the word “curate” as a …

Inclusion at the Heart of Well-Being

This article originally appeared in the November/December 2019 issue of Museum magazine, a benefit of AAM membership. Conner Prairie’s focus on inclusion has led to community partnerships …

Becoming OutGoing: How museums serve as social and psychological catalysts

This article originally appeared in the November/December 2019 issue of Museum magazine, a benefit of AAM membership. “In forty years of medical practice,” wrote the late neurologist Oliver …

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