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Excellence in Exhibition Label Writing Competition

Submission Deadline: December 6, 2019 The annual Excellence in Exhibition Label Writing Competition is sponsored by the American Alliance of Museums’ Curators Committee (CurCom) 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 …

Bring on museum companion apps — but only if they’re absolutely awesome

Category: Technology
On a weekday afternoon in the Greek and Roman sculpture hall at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, I was, to my surprise, the only visitor on my phone. The long gallery was fairly empty, but …

The Metropolitan Museum Shrouded a Mark Chagall Painting to Draw Attention to World Refugee Day

Category: Influence of Museums
The museum shrouded the painting to ask the question: "What would the Met's walls look like if there were no refugees?" Works by other famous artists including Max Ernst, Piet Mondrian, and …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Labor of Love: Revaluing Museum Work

Category: Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion
  This post was originally published on Medium, December 20, 2017. Over the last few years, museum workers have been increasingly vocal about job dissatisfaction. At the 2015 American …

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 …

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. …

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 …

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 …

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