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Join The Club: Museums develop new membership models

Category: Museum Magazine
This article originally appeared in the November/December 2013 edition of Museum magazine. For most museum visitors, traditional membership offerings work like this: You give more, you get …

Making History Accessible: Toolkit for Multisensory Interpretation

Category: On-Demand Programs
In 2019, the Intrepid Museum and New York University Ability Project brought together staff of historic sites, disability advocates, and experts in historic preservation and museum …

Resisting the Colonial Imagination: The Role of Exhibition Design in the Decolonial Project

Category: Exhibition Journal
It is Monday morning at First Americans Museum (FAM), and a group of fifth graders are bustling with excitement as they embark on a gallery tour. A museum educator welcomes the students in …

Institutional Evolution: How Monticello faced and interpreted a legacy of slavery

Category: Museum Magazine
This article originally appeared in the September/October 2013 edition of the Museum magazine.  A statue of Thomas Jefferson stands before a curved wall. A sculpture of the nation’s …

How Might We Transform?

Category: Museum Magazine
This article originally appeared in the November/December 2020 issue of Museum magazine, a benefit of AAM membership. The Interaction Lab at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum seeks …

Artificial Intelligence The Rise Of The Intelligent Machine

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
  “Some people worry that artificial intelligence will make us feel inferior, but then, anybody in his right mind should have an inferiority complex every time he looks at a …

CARE-apy: Psychological Science and the Visitor Experience

Category: On-Demand Programs: Audience Research & Evaluation
When visitors leave a museum, in what ways are they different than when they walked in? What intellectual connections did visitors make with the ideas and artifacts with which they …

The Best Museum Bathrooms, According to Museum People

Category: Alliance Blog
When you think of all the memorable, thoughtfully designed spaces in museums, the bathrooms may not be the first thing that come to mind. They aren’t usually considered the feather in an …

#AAM2019 Keynote: Kippen de Alba Chu and Kimberly Drew

Category: 2019 Annual Meeting
< Disclaimer: This video is unedited and contains several “unbeeped” profanities. Transcript Kippen de Alba Chu: Good morning, everyone. Yeah, this morning’s script was …

Museopunks Episode 26: Decolonize the Museum!

Category: Decolonization
The vision of the Abbe Museum in Bar Harbor, Maine, describes how the museum “will reflect and realize the values of decolonization in all of its practices, working with the Wabanaki …

Museopunks Episode 36: Queering Your Museum

Category: Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion
The end of Pride Month does not mean that we should stop talking or thinking about LGBTQIA+ inclusion and queer curating practices in museums. This month, we’re joined by Craig Middleton …

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