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Museopunks Episode 40: A very human exhibition

Category: Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion
Being Human, the new permanent gallery at Wellcome Collection explores what it means to be human in the 21st century. In creating the exhibition, the Wellcome Collection worked with two …

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 …

Social Media Can Transform Your Museum: An interview with Lanae Spruce

Category: Marketing & Public Relations
I’ll never forget the moment I began to understand the true power of social media. It was 2015 and I was working for a popular online feminist magazine. My job involved reading every one of …

Thursday Thought: Curatorial Poetry

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
I just added Curatorial Poetry (@curatorialpoems) to my Twitter feed. Highly recommend. Here is an essay by Micah Walter (@micahwalter) on Medium that explains why and how he created …

Searching for Truffles: History Nebraska is using curiosity to grow staff capacity and enrich the museum experience

Category: Building Audiences
This article originally appeared in the September/October 2019 issue of Museum magazine, a benefit of AAM membership. History Nebraska’s museum recently reopened following extensive …

Creative Agers Throughout History

Category: Ad Summa: Museums and Creative Aging
I’ve recommended Gene D. Cohen’s book The Creative Age any number of times in these Ad Summa blogs, and one of the elements that makes the book so memorable is the continuing list in the …

Towards Frictionless Augmented Reality

Category: Technology
Author’s Note: Several months ago, putting on an Augmented Reality (AR) headset was an uncomfortable nuisance for museum visitors. Now, it’s a potential health risk. The COVID-19 pandemic …

Sites of Healing: The Michigan State University Museum turned to community co-curation to tell survivors’ stories of sexual violence.

Category: Influence of Museums
This article originally appeared in the November/December 2019 issue of Museum magazine, a benefit of AAM membership. Michigan State University (MSU) has been ground zero of the largest …

Telling Trans Stories Through Collections and Exhibitions

Category: Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion
View a recording of “Telling Trans Stories Through Collections and Exhibitions,” a webinar organized by the co-chairs of the AAM LGBTQ+ Alliance’s Task Force for Transgender Inclusion. …

Labor of Love: Revaluing Museum Work

Category: Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion
  This post was originally published on Medium, December 20, 2017. Over the last few years, museum workers have been increasingly vocal about job dissatisfaction. At the 2015 American …

Museums and Digital Strategy Today

Category: Technology
Over the past decade, museums around the world have been adapting to the fast-pace of technical change and have debated a variety of approaches to digital strategy and whether to integrate …

TrendsWatch 2019: Confronting the Past: The long, hard work of decolonization

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
This is one of the five trends from the 2019 TrendsWatch. Click here to read more about the full report.  “Colonialism and imperialism have not settled their debt to us once they have …

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