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Inviting Engagement: Front-of-House Workers Become Online Content Creators

After announcing our free admission initiative in January 2020, MOCA’s lobby was a bustling hive of activity. Visitor engagement staff welcomed attendees by scanning their tickets and …

How a New Era of Volunteer Programs Is Embracing Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion

Empathy Interventions: Mia Experiments with Cultivating Empathy in Museum Visitors

It Is Time to Include AANHPIs In Museum Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion Efforts

Thriving as a Virtual Museum: The National Museum of American Jewish History’s Playbook

Up Close and Personal: Finding Connection through Virtual Education Programs

Essential Evaluators: Answering COVID Questions

An “Empathy Bridge” Helps the Woodland Park Zoo Drive Social Change

Using Local Data to More Fully Understand the Visitor Experience During COVID

Obtaining Government Funding for Education Programs

How the Frazier History Museum Is “Bridging the Divide” in Its City

Do-it-Yourself Exhibits: How the National Museum of Natural History Created a New Model for Reaching People in Their Communities

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Combatting Burnout in the Museum Sector

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
Last month the Alliance released the results of “Measuring the Impact of COVID-19 on People in the Museum Field.” Respondents (the majority of who identified themselves as full-time or …

A New American Chapter for Frank Europe GmbH—the Producer of a One-of-a-Kind System for Museum-Quality Showcases

Category: Industry Advertorial
As the museum industry gradually emerges from the difficult challenges of the past year, Frank Europe GmbH is making a commitment to the vibrancy and resilience of the US cultural community …

Inside Out Outside In: A resilience model for museums offers strategies to address challenging realities.

Category: Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion
This article originally appeared in the May/June 2021 issue of Museum magazine, a benefit of AAM membership. “For museums, the choice is either resilience or irrelevance. When museums see …

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