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Looking Ahead: Embracing Sustainability and Resiliency for a Better Tomorrow

The United Nations (UN) Climate Week provides a platform for organizations which include museums and cultural institutions to come together to discuss how an understanding on environmental …

BayEcotarium urges Gov. Newsom to allocate 1% of Climate Action funds toward Museum driven STEAM Education in California

On Indigenous Peoples Day, Bay Ecotarium President & CEO, George Jacob called upon California Governor Gavin Newsom to allocate 1% of the $15 billion announced towards Climate Action …

In an age of worsening fires and floods, museums are reinventing themselves — and their mechanical rooms

The California Indian Museum is one of 79 institutions across the country that have received grants from the new Frankenthaler Climate Initiative — named for the abstract expressionist …

Frankenthaler Foundation Energy Project Is Giving Museums $10 Million

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

Microclimates: A Greener Future for Collection Care

There are many options available for museums to address climate action and become more sustainable, but recent work at two institutions has highlighted the value in one particular method: …

The Peabody Essex Museum’s Climate + Environment Initiative Seeks to Create a Different Climate Future

As the director of an interactive art and nature space, I’ve included climate change as a topic in many shows and programs over the years. But until recently, I had convinced myself that …

The Key to Conservation

Three zoos and aquariums are designing environmental empathy into …

AAM’s Environment and Climate Network Announces Six Sustainability Excellence Awards

For immediate release Arlington, VA—In a uniquely challenging year, six museums have been recognized by the American Alliance of Museums’ Environment and Climate Network as exemplars in the …

Endowments: Considering Environment, Sustainability and Governance (ESG) Factors

Endowments are unique to institutions including museums.  And today, museums are no longer limited to achieving missions through programming alone. Increasingly, investment committees look …

The Sustainability Excellence Awards Environment and Climate Network

The Sustainability Excellence Awards is a signature program of the Environment and Climate Network that educates, facilitates, and encourages green practices in museums. The Environment and …

Green Trends in Museum Retail

As a seamless extension of the museum experience and a culmination of the exhibitions on view, the museum store is uniquely poised to reinforce an institution’s mission and values. For …

Sustainability Excellence Award (SEA) 2020 – Mystic Seaport and Phipps Conservatory

Watch this recorded webinar highlighting two of the four museums that won the 2020 Sustainability Excellen…
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A Q&A with Dirk Hiscock, Designer of This Year’s Winner for Excellence in Publication Design

Category: Alliance Blog
After reviewing hundreds of entries every year, the jury for AAM’s annual Museum Publications Design Competition awards only one publication with the Frances Smyth-Ravenel Prize for …

Pushing the Boundaries

Category: Museum Magazine
The Whitney Plantation Museum confronts the truth of its history in all facets of its …

Beyond the Museum Walls

Category: Museum Magazine
This article originally appeared in the November/December 2021 issue of Museum magazine, a benefit of AAM membership. The Queens Museum serves as a community anchor by embracing porosity, …

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