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The below list is a compilation of content related to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis

Rethinking Our Human Resources Practices to Build a More Equitable Museum

Less than three weeks after COVID forced museums around the globe to close their doors last year, an article by Arundhati Roy in The Financial Times titled “The Pandemic is a Portal” …

How Relaxed Mask Policies Are Impacting Family Plans to Visit Cultural Entities (DATA)

Even though many communities are relaxing mask mandates, remember that children under the age of 12 are still unvaccinated and that means not all parents will be comfortable taking their …

PIVOT: When the Exhibit Title Sets the Tone

The Center of Southwest Studies at Fort Lewis College had just installed its latest exhibit, PIVOT: Skateboard Deck Art, when the pandemic hit in March 2020. Over the next year, the …

Speak Up for Museums – OMS Funding, Invite Congress, and NCN Special Report

Advocacy Alert – July 7, 2021 In this Alliance Advocacy Alert: Act Now: Contact Congress in Support of FY 2022 OMS Funding Invite Congress to Visit Your Museum: Top 4 Reasons to …

How the Museum of Science and History in Memphis Used the Pandemic to Springboard Its Strategic Plan

By the time the COVID-19 pandemic arrived, the Pink Palace Museum in Memphis had already started a radical reshaping of its image, structure, and programming. When I began as Executive …

A Children’s Museum’s Partnership With Local School District Brings in Revenue — and New Ideas

Leaders at the Children’s Museum of Fond du Lac got to see different teaching techniques in action when it hosted a charter school for the 2020-21 academic year. The money that the …

The next COVID scenario: Delta Force

The near term future is looking much brighter than it was in March 2020, when I published my first set of scenarios exploring how the COVID-19 pandemic might play out. While the death toll …

FY 2022 Appropriations & Invite Congress to Visit Your Museum

Advocacy Alert – June 16, 2021 Urge Your Representative to Support the Office of Museum Services (OMS) As reported in our last Alliance Advocacy Alert, the Alliance continues its …

Considerations for Face Mask Policies

Support Free COVID-19 Resources for the Field: These resources have been taken out from behind the member paywall to make them free and accessible for all. The current crisis is taking a …

Assembly Representative Attacks Nonprofit Children’s Museum With Nazi Analogy

An attack by a Republican Assembly representative that compared a nonprofit children's museum to the Nazi Party [in response to the museum's policy requiring visitors to wear face masks] …

How the Delaware Art Museum is Centering Community Voices in Interpretive Planning

In 2018, the Delaware Art Museum (DelArt) began a radically inclusive approach to reinstallation planning, integrating community voices at every stage through focus groups, iterative …

National Snapshot of COVID-19 Impact on United States Museums (fielded April 2021)

Between April 6-30, 2021, AAM and Seattle-based Wilkening Consulting conducted the third iteration of a survey of museum directors to assess the impacts of COVID-19 on the museum field. The …
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The Era of the Visionary Museum Director Is Over … or It Should Be

Category: Leadership
I recall interviewing as a candidate for director positions, and "What is your vision?" was the most common question. The question requires candidates to take their limited knowledge of an …

Frankenthaler Foundation Energy Project Is Giving Museums $10 Million

Category: Environmental Sustainability

The Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, named for the American abstract expressionist painter, announced on Wednesday that it had committed $10 million to the Frankenthaler Climate …

Crafting the Museum Experience: How Mingei International Museum Centered Mission and Visitor Experience in a Major Renovation

Category: Facilities
In September 2021, Mingei International Museum will reopen after a three-year, fifty-five-million-dollar renovation. This ambitious and unique capital project, completed in partnership with …

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