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Futurist Friday: Exploring the Future of Education

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
I’ve been blogging a lot about the future of education, and the coming of a new educational era. If we are on the cusp of transformational change, it’s very important for museum futurists …

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 …

Education & Interpretation Resources

Standards The Alliance shares standards on Education and Interpretation. Audience Research and Evaluation This section provides resources for understanding visitors and the different types …

Effective Exhibitions Should Provoke!

Category: Exhibition Journal
Effective exhibitions disrupt the notion that history remains locked in the past. Done right, an exhibition can make history a practical tool for justice by recovering silenced narratives …

Meet Marabou! The furry, friendly creature reimagining the museum

Category: Alliance Blog
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 …

The Top Ten Alliance Blog Posts of 2019

Category: Alliance Blog
It was a whirlwind year of museums making themselves over for our changing world. Evolving ethics, social and technological transformation, and the looming presence of the bottom line are …

Museum Magazine Editorial Calendar

Click here to submit an article pitch for an upcoming issue. 2023 January/February Trendswatch  (Digital trends; post-pandemic workplace; the partisan divide) (Potential topics include …

Green Trends in Museum Retail

Category: Alliance Blog
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 …

Ceding Authority and Seeding Trust

Category: Museum Magazine
This article originally appeared in the July/August 2019 issue of Museum magazine, a benefit of AAM membership. Through a decolonizing collections practice, the San Diego Museum of Man is …

10 Best Practices of Accessible Museum Websites

Category: Alliance Blog
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), …

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, …

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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