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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 …

What YouTube Can Do for Museums

Category: Museum Magazine
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 …

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 …

Becoming a Data Startup – Part 2

Category: Alliance Blog
It’s time again for our next installment of Becoming a Data Startup! For those of you who read along in our last post, you learned some simple tips and tricks for formatting your data that …

Becoming a Data Startup – Part III, Goals

Category: Alliance Blog
Greetings to all you budding data startups! Thanks for checking out this next installment in our series. In this post, we’ll finally be getting some of the ways that we can build data …

“Most Americans are trapped in a history that they do not understand”

Category: Alliance Blog
The final keynote speaker at this year’s AAM Annual Meeting In New Orleans was Jose Antonio Vargas, author of Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen, Pulitzer-prize-winning …

Becoming a Data Startup – Part 1

Category: Alliance Blog
Have you ever wished you could visualize and analyze some of your museum’s data, but weren’t quite sure how to start? Maybe you’re a museum person who is comfortable with technology, but …

Unlocking the Neuroscience of Visitor Experience

Category: Alliance Blog
The act of understanding is fundamental to the museum experience. In visiting a museum, we come to understand the objects placed before us, along with the stories of their human pasts. So …

The Grande Race: Making The City a Museum Without Walls

Category: Museum Magazine
This article originally appeared in the May/June 2010 edition of the Museum magazine.  On a sunny summer afternoon, there are few people touring the galleries at the Grand Rapids Public …

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