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Excellence in Exhibition Label Writing Competition

The annual Excellence in Exhibition Label Writing Competition is sponsored by the American Alliance of Museums’ Curators Committee (CurCom) in cooperation with EdCom and NAME and in …

Beyond the Label: Strategies for effective interactive media

Category: Technology
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: Exhibitions
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 …

Meet Marabou! The furry, friendly creature reimagining the museum

Category: Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion
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: Accessibility
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), …

Online Programs: Mission and Institutional Planning

Excellence in Exhibition Label Writing If you are learning how to write exhibition labels or want to reinvigorate your current label writing, this program will guide you in finding …

What If Educators Ran a Museum?

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
I’ve been intrigued by the El Segundo Museum of Art since I first read about it in the Los Angeles Times when the museum opened in 2013. That article emphasized ESMoA’s focus on arts …

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. …

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

Category: 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 …

What Museums Can Learn from Amanda Palmer

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
On the way to New Zealand in the spring of 2016, I started reading Amanda Palmer’s The Art of Asking. I thought of it as “me time” reading, and as such it was relegated to snippets of time …

Green Trends in Museum Retail

Category: Environmental Sustainability
As a seamless extension of the museum experience and a culmination of the exhibitions on view, the museum store is uniquely poised to reinforce an institution’s mission and values. For …

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