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Educational Programming

The Alliance has compiled this set of programming resources from amongst its own offerings as well as those throughout the nonprofit and museum sector.

Alliance Resources

Making a Collection-Community Connection

This Museum magazine article 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

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)

Other Resources

How can museums & schools continue their relationship during & after covid-19?

Art Museum Teaching, an online forum for reflecting on practices advocates for finding alternative ways to keep schools engaged with museums during the pandemic (and beyond).

What does it take to create a great education program?

The Museum Questions blog tackles interesting intersections between formal and informal education. In this post, Rebecca Shulman shares a list of 10 statements about programming.

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