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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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Ageism is All Around Us

Category: Museums and 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 …

Law & Ethics Can We Believe In Change?

Category: Ethics
This article originally appeared in the March/April 2009 issue of Museum magazine, a benefit of AAM membership. Q: I am executive director of a small history museum. Our board of directors …

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. …

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 …

Staying in Touch: Addressing Concerns to Allow Tactile Exploration at Museums

Category: Accessibility
The COVID-19 pandemic is creating new norms that discourage touching all manner of objects to curtail the spread of the virus. However, when public spaces reopen, understandable concern …

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