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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 …

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 …

Meet the Facing Change Senior Diversity Fellows

Category: Alliance Blog
Only nine short months have passed since AAM began its initiative Facing Change: Advancing Museum Board Diversity & Inclusion, which provides training, support, and resources to help …

Handy Hobbies: Why diverse skillsets are an advantage to every institution

Category: Alliance Blog
Diversity is a popular buzzword right now: diversity in staff, in teaching methods, and ideas. However, one aspect of diversity I have never heard mentioned is diversity in skillsets. It’s …

Centering Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion

Support Free COVID-19 Resources for the Field: These resources have been taken out from behind the member paywall to make them free and accessible for all. The current crisis is taking a …

¡Bienvenidos a Nuestro Museo!

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
We are bustling about with last minute preparations for the CFM webcast tomorrow—checking equipment (will the video camera work?) and finalizing supplemental material (check out the …

Awards and Competitions

We take pride in recognizing outstanding individuals and organizations who have dedicated themselves to excellence within, and support of, the museum field. 2022 AAM Awards Update: To …

Students Solve a History Mystery and Teach a Lesson in Collaboration

Category: Alliance Blog
Fourth and fifth graders at Silverton Elementary School reversed roles with teachers and set an example of how museums and schools can work together to broaden the telling of a community’s …

How the Delaware Art Museum is Centering Community Voices in Interpretive Planning

Category: Alliance Blog
In 2018, the Delaware Art Museum (DelArt) began a radically inclusive approach to reinstallation planning, integrating community voices at every stage through focus groups, iterative …

Stories of Inclusion: ADA@25 and Universal Design at Cultural Institutions

Category: On-Demand Programs
This recorded webinar will help guide you in finding approaches to sharing information and telling compelling stories that can help audiences make meaning of their museum ex…

Point of View: Harnessing an Untapped Power

Category: Museum Magazine
Museums can use emotions to encourage empathy, inspire action, and build …

Practicing What We Preach

Category: Museum Magazine
Museum studies graduate students co-curate a feminist art exhibition to test assumptions on ideal approaches to inclusion. This article originally appeared in the March/April 2020 issue …

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