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2020 January/February Curatorial Practice Potential topics are, but not limited to changing responsibilities, social issues, collection-based engagement; decolonizing collection …

MUSE Award Categories

There are 9 categories of MUSE awards. One must be selected for each application you submit. The descriptions below will help you determine which category best suits the program you are …

Ceding Authority and Seeding Trust

Category: Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion
This article originally appeared in the May/June 2019 issue of Museum magazine, a benefit of AAM membership. Through a decolonizing collections practice, the San Diego Museum of Man is …

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 …

Unlawful Appropriation of Objects During the Nazi Era

This area of collections stewardship is of such sensitivity and high importance that it has separate standards and best-practice statements regarding a museum’s obligations. These …

Sold out of science: embracing private collectors in natural history museums.

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
Is there such a thing as déjà prevu—the feeling of seeing something that you intended to write, but haven’t, yet? This feeling swept over me recently when I read a piece by Mark Carnall, …

Holidays with Class(es): St. Entropy Gets Schooled

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
This is #25 in a series that, I’m happy to say, looks like it won’t end anytime soon. Enjoy a holiday break, and I look forward blogging with and for you in the new year.‘Twas …

A Greener Tomorrow: Museums Take Steps Toward Sustainability

Category: Environmental Sustainability
This article originally appeared in the July/August 2012 edition of the Museum magazine. According to AAM’s Code of Ethics for Museums, the common mission of our institutions is their …

Beyond the Four-Legged Chicken

Category: Collections Stewardship
This article originally appeared in the July/August 2010 edition of Museum magazine. A History of Museum Registration In 1881, an important moment occurred in the history of registration. …

2018 MUSE Award Winners

Audio Experiences Gold Through the Eyes of Love The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art Through the Eyes of Love represents a new kind of hybrid – mixing the intimacy of podcasts with the …

Printing the Future

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
When I read that MakerBot was opening its first retail outlet, located in NYC, I sent a tweet-out looking for a volunteer to be CFM’s futurist-on-the-street. That is how I connected with …

Taking A Fresh Look At Provenance

Category: Collections Stewardship
This article originally appeared in the July/August 2016 issue of Museum magazine. Pursuing a future in which provenance research and data are efficient, accessible, and equitable. Museums …

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