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How Smithsonian Associates Reimagined Its Music Programs for Older Adults during the Pandemic

In 2019, Smithsonian Associates—the largest museum-based education program in the world—had the opportunity to launch a popular music program designed for those fifty-five and older thanks …

Cross-Sector Partnerships Key to Institutionalizing Creative Aging

Lifetime Arts CEO/Co-founder Maura O’Malley, Daphne Kwok, Vice President, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Asian American & Pacific Audience Strategy at AARP, and Andrew Plumley, …

The Societal and Personal Impacts of Creative Aging

A workshop presented by Annie Montgomery and Maura O’Malley of Lifetime Arts. Museum Summit on Creative Aging, Ju…

Learning from Experience: Older Adults, Ageism and What Museums can do about it

Panel discussion with Eli Burke, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tucson; Steve Bennett, Union County Heritage Museum; and Sara Lowenburg, Louisiana State Museum. Moderated by Elizabeth Merritt, …

A Conversation on Aging and Equity

A discussion with Daphne Kwok, Vice President of Diversity Equity & Inclusion, Asian American & Pacific Islander Audience Strategy at AARP, Lisa Sasaki, Smithsonian American Women’s …

Creating Belonging to Combat Anti-Asian Hate and Protect our Elders

Keynote by Daphne Kwok, Vice President of Diversity Equity & Inclusion, Asian American & Pacific Islander Audience Strategy at AARP, at the Museum Summit on Creative Aging, Jul…

Introducing the Museum Summit on Creative Aging

Elizabeth Merritt, VP Strategic Foresight at the American Alliance of Museums, sets the stage for the Museum Summit on Creative Aging, Ju…

Aroha Philanthropy Introductory Remarks, Museum Summit on Creative Aging

Teresa Bonner, Executive Director, Aroha Philanthropies, opens the Museum Summit on Creative Aging. Jul…

AAM Introductory Remarks, Museum Summit on Creative Aging

Laura Lott, President & CEO of the American Alliance of Museums, opens the Museum Summit on Creative Aging. Jul…

Creating Connections: Merging Lifelong Learning and Music Therapy

The Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) in Phoenix, Arizona, celebrates music and world cultures through a multisensory experience—where guests can “travel” the globe through the sights and …

Creative Aging Discussion Guide

This Discussion Guide is designed to prompt museum administrators, boards, and practitioners to explore and learn from the innovative creative aging programs featured in this issue. Use the …

Point of View: Why Creative Aging? It’s more than personal—it’s societal.

I began thinking about becoming “old” in my mid-40s when I was a caregiver for my energetic, intelligent, and creative aunt. Over the course of 10 years, while I was working in the K–12 …
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