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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 …

September Suggestions: Spice up your Scanning

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
Time to reinforce my relentless message: even when it seems like a guilty pleasure or a waste of time, you should carve out space each day to study a least one short piece of news, read a …

EdCom Resources

AAM members have exclusive access to helpful documents related to education and interpretation. EdCom members receive a bimonthly e-newsletter with news and resources.  Past issues …

Futurist Friday: Author Author

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
Turing Test: Museum edition. Could a computer program write an exhibit label or an exhibit catalog that made visitors believe a human museum worker penned the text?There’s a lot of …

Futurist Friday: Internet Fail

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
Futurist Friday is a series of occasional posts featuring recommending reading, viewing or listening resources to expand your thinking and fuel your  forecasting. When I teach …

Futurist Friday: Seeing the Bigger Picture

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
You can follow FiveBooks (& their cutemanatee mascot) on Twitter@five_books Today, for your weekly fix of futurism, I recommend you bop over to the Five Books site to read …

Ageism is All Around Us

Category: Ad Summa: Museums and Creative Aging
Greetings! This is my second blog as Aroha Fellow for Museums and Creative Aging, and I begin by reiterating my invitation to meet colleagues who share an interest in creative aging during …

More on Trust: The Malleable Past

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
In my study at home is a beautiful wooden couch handcrafted by my uncle Bob. It cleverly converts into a (narrow, hard) sleeper sofa when you lift the woven back. I was very happy to …

Trans Inclusion: Shedding light on gender transition and inclusion in the workplace.

Category: Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion
This article originally appeared in the September/October 2019 issue of Museum magazine, a benefit of AAM membership. Transgender people are a lot more common than you might imagine: recent …

Too Fast to Go Slow

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
Jane Addams Hull-House Museum is one of three museums enrolled in the third round of Innovation Lab for Museums—a MetLife funded program offered by EmcArts in partnership with CFM. …

The Watchful Museum

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
I had the pleasure of contributing to a symposium at the National Museum of American History’s Lemelson Center last Friday. Inventing the Surveillance Society looked at the evolving balance …

Museums and AI: Could Robots Be Your New Coworkers?

Category: Technology
What is AI? How does it impact our lives every day? How are museums already using it? How might they use it in the future? This post, one of three on the topic of artificial intelligence in …