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Excellence in Exhibition Label Writing Competition

2023 AAM Awards Update: To better highlight and celebrate the museum professional community in all its diversity, we are in the process of redesigning an awards program that aligns …

Beyond the Label: Strategies for effective interactive media

Category: Museum Magazine
This article originally appeared in the July/August 2015 edition of Museum magazine. Creating digital interactive experiences in museums can be costly and time-consuming. Given the …

Meet the Jurors for the 2018 Excellence in Exhibition Label Writing Competition!

Category: Alliance Blog
The 2018 Excellence in Exhibition Label Writing Competition is open for submissions! Consider sending in some of your organization’s best recent labels for the chance to be featured in the …

Read the Winners of This Year’s Excellence in Exhibition Label Writing Competition

Category: Alliance Blog
Exhibition labels are a primary tool museums use to communicate with visitors, so every word (and punctuation mark!) counts. To underscore this, AAM’s Curators Committee sponsors a …

Now What?: Project Ideas for Museum Staff Working Remotely

Category: Alliance Blog
By now, most of us are well into our stints of working from home. But weeks or months in, you might be finding it hard to think of new tasks you can do without access to your physical site. …

Meet Marabou! The furry, friendly creature reimagining the museum

Category: Alliance Blog
When you visit a museum, do you feel empowered? Do you feel like you have authority and control of your experience? That’s why Marabou is here: to remind us that we all have agency in our …

10 Best Practices of Accessible Museum Websites

Category: Alliance Blog
This article explores ten high-impact areas you should consider to enhance your website’s accessibility and bring it into conformance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), …

Labor 3.0: Museums and Co-working Spaces

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
Finding a stable business model for museums in the 21st century is going to take more than patching the old income streams. The goals and expectations of government funding and philanthropy …

Working On or Managing Teams

A team is a group of people linked in common purpose. Maybe it’s your immediate staff working on an interpretive plan, a cross-departmental team redesigning the museum’s website, or …

“Wait, What? Toddlers in an Art Museum?”

Category: Alliance Blog
Caitlin Mock Wilson, a mother of two young children and a Clyfford Still Museum (CSM) member, often went to museums with her parents as a young child. When she had her own children, she …

Museum Design 2034: Respite and Retreat

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
This is the third installment of a series of “stories from the future” illustrating how museum practitioners can use trends data as a jumping off point for exploring potential futures. …

Bridges from School to Work

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
This week’s guest blog post is by Kelly Pavich, employee representative and trainer at the Marriott Foundation for People with Disabilities, established in 1989 by the family of J. Willard …

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