Museum Magazine Editorial Calendar
Potential topics are, but not limited to changing responsibilities, social issues, collection-based engagement; decolonizing collection acquisition, interpretation, and display; visitor, object-based, or community-based approaches; professional training.
Potential topics broadly focused on identity to include, but not limited to, collections, exhibitions, representation, women’s rights, LGBTQ issues, gender bias, gender equity.
Bridge to the Future: Annual Meeting Issue
Potential topics are, but not limited to museum practices, programs, and operations that are responding to emerging social, economic, political and technological forces and implications for the future.
Potential topics are, but not limited to civic participation and education, responsible citizenship, community service, volunteerism, democratic values and dilemmas, activism.
Potential topics are, but not limited to ageism in museum operations, seniors and volunteerism, getting started with creative aging museum programs, evaluation of creative aging programs, funding sources for creative aging initiatives/projects.
Potential topics are, but not limited to data-driven decision-making, diversifying audiences, engaging new audiences, retaining loyalty, research-based strategy, community building, marketing and communication strategies, earned revenue opportunities, new membership models.
Potential topics are, but not limited to: immersive theater, virtual reality and augmented reality, exhibition development and the selfie culture, implications of new intelligence specifically—chatbots, artificial intelligence tools for mining and managing huge digital databases, artificial intelligence as a creative tool, technology to optimize and personalize experiences, implicit biases in technology models; data privacy—concerns and best practices
Potential topics are, but not limited to: addressing divisive issues, taking a stand or not, neutrality, cultivating brave spaces, politics, activism
Potential topics are, but not limited to: free vs. paid admission, dynamic pricing, early detection of financial shortfalls, creative revenue models, entrepreneurial approaches (hotels, conference centers), new mission-related income streams
Potential topics are, but not limited to: joint collecting agreements, long term care of objects, collections planning to reflect changing demographics and inclusive stories, label re-writing and tagging digital collections for inclusion, copyright and ethics issues on digital content in regions of conflict, repatriation
Potential topic are, but not limited to: new job categories and changing roles, unions, pay equity, in-sourcing vs. outsourcing, unbiased hiring, the pay gap, updated salary survey, internships, “ban-the-box” initiatives; living wage policies
Health and Well-Being
Potential topics are, but not limited to: creative aging, neuroaesthetics, empathy, sensory experiences and wellness, social connection, cognitive disabilities
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