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Making a Collection-Community Connection

American Alliance of Museums
Museum explores how to leverage collections in order to engage with the museum’s community and reach new audiences. The article looks at 5 ways to attract visitors using collections: the use of mascots in social media (e.g., Owney); recruiting and using community curators; allowing members of the public to adopt an artifact; offering behind-the-scenes tours; and utilizing volunteers.

Welcoming Guidelines for Museums

American Alliance of Museums, LGBTQ Alliance (Professional Network)
The LGBTQ Alliance shares guidelines intended to provide institutions and members of the museum community with a series of parameters, which they may consider when assessing how to provide the LGBTQ community—staff, visitors, management, and allies from all fields—with a welcoming experience. (PDF, 64 pages)

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