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Category: Alliance Blog

Putting Social Science to Work in Climate Change Interpretation

Category: On-Demand Programs
Public engagement efforts on climate change must start with the fundamental recognition that people have different psychological, cultural, and political reasons for acting—or not acting—to …

The Museum Sector and the Paris Agreement

Category: Alliance Blog
Sarah Sutton is principal of Sustainable Museums, a museum consultancy. She is also a member of the PIC-Green Professional Network. The very day President Donald Trump announced that the …

Trust Me, I’m a Museum

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
Back in 2001 AAM sponsored a survey which showed that 87% of respondents viewed museums as “one of the most trustworthy sources of objective information.” We cited that figure a …

Natural History Museums as Superman’s Crystal Palace

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
Today, guest blogger Henry McGhie (seen below), Head of Collections and Curator of Zoology at the Manchester Museum, shares his thoughts on how museums can empower visitors to become …

How Can Museums Empower Communities? TACA Perforum

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
Last month I had the honor of speaking on a panel organized by The Arts Community Alliance (TACA) in Dallas, hosted by the Nasher Sculpture Center. Every year TACA brings together speakers …

Toxic Philanthropy

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
We live in a time in which the public is hyper sensitive to the ethics of where money comes from, and where it goes. As I observed in TrendsWatch 2015, nonprofits don’t get a free pass in …

Announcing Education Future Fiction Challenge Winners

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
Hi, Sylvea here… In late January the we invited museum professionals, educators, futurists, education policy advocates, and community allies to contribute their vision of an …

Museum Magazine Editorial Calendar

Click here to submit an article pitch for an upcoming issue. 2024 January/February TrendsWatch  Culture Wars 2.0 AI Adolescence Towards Net Zero March/April Volunteers/Volunteerism …

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