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Green Trends in Museum Retail

Category: Environmental Sustainability
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 …

Excellence in Label Writing-Awards

Category: Alliance Blog

Museum Food Services: Serving up our Missions and Eating our Words

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
What do visitors eat, when they come to your museum, and what messages do they take away from the experience? We’ve devoted many posts on this blog, over the past year, to celebrating how …

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. Awards for Diversity, Equity, …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Preparing for closures or re-closures

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 …

The Museum of the Future—your vision reflected here?

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
A friend who works with, but not in, museums has asked me for predictions regarding characteristics of the museum of the future. He is working on an interesting project to create a …

10 Best Practices of Accessible Museum Websites

Category: Accessibility
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), …

What are Ethics? A Brief Essay in Plain English

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
This essay introduces Round Two of the Forecasting the Future of Museum Ethicsexercise. Follow this link, to vote on which of which of the issues identified in Round One will be most …

What YouTube Can Do for Museums

Category: Technology
This article originally appeared in the September/October 2016 issue of Museum magazine. How museums can use YouTube to engage visitors and extend their reach. “YouTube is the new TV”—or so …

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