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The Rijksmuseum Had Its Lowest Attendance Last Year Since 1964. But Its Digital Audience Has Grown by Leaps and Bounds

Amsterdam's famed Rijksmuseum, which was closed for much of last year, had its lowest attendance in decades in 2020. At the same time, the museum experienced a 23 percent increase in the …

Cash-Strapped Museums Looking for New Audiences Are Increasingly Doing Exhibits-for-Hire

Our Museum Is Considered a Leader in Equity and Inclusion. Here’s What We’ve Done—and Why We Have a Long, Long Way to Go

‘We’re Holding Down the Fort’: How Guards, Groundskeepers, and Collections Managers Across the US Are Doing Their Jobs in Shuttered Museums

By Redeploying Her Staff in Some Ingenious New Ways, the Director of Texas’s Blanton Museum Has Managed to Avoid Job Cuts Entirely

People Need Art in Times of Crisis. That’s Why Museums Should Be Among the First Institutions to Reopen for Business—Here’s How

‘Nothing Prepares You for This’: Top UK Museum Directors Reveal What It Takes to Put an Art Institution on Lockdown

Conservators at the Rijksmuseum and the Stedelijk Are Donating Their Face Masks and Gloves to Front-Line Medical Workers

Hong Kong Quickly Shutters Its Museums and Public Spaces to Stop the Spread of the Deadly Coronavirus

Artificial Intelligence Is Revealing Secrets About How the Ghent Altarpiece Was Made—and Damaged

To Boost Audience Engagement, the Delaware Museum of Art Tries Something Radically Simple: Post-Its

The Cleveland Museum Studied How to Best Engage Visitors in the Age of Netflix. Here’s What They Found

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Digital Readiness and Pandemic Adaptations

Category: COVID-19
How can digital practices bolster museum strategies for navigating the COVID-19 pandemic? What barrier may impede taking full advantage of digital opportunities? This webinar presents the …

Point of View: The Era of Traditional Planning Is Over

Category: Mission & Institutional Planning
“‘Inconceivable!’ You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.” —Mandy Patinkin, in the role of Inigo Montoya, The Princess Bride This article which appeared …

From the President and CEO: Rebuilding for Our Future

Category: Influence of Museums
This article originally appeared in the March/April 2021 issue of Museum magazine, a benefit of AAM membership. The past year has demonstrated where we, as a society, have found strength: …

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