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Re-Engaging the Past to Re-Envision the Future

This article originally appeared in the January/February, 2021 issue of Museum magazine, a benefit of AAM membership. In an effort to provide the broadest possible access to this critical …

With Rapid Response Collecting, Who Are We Responding To?

After the start of protests over the killing of George Floyd and the subsequent looting of businesses, hundreds of plywood boards went up in Greensboro, North Carolina’s downtown. But these …

Netflix and Brooklyn Museum launch virtual exhibit The Queen and The Crown

The Brooklyn Museum has joined forces with Netflix to present a new virtual exhibition in conjunction with the premiere of the limited series The Queen's Gambit and the upcoming fourth …

Postcard Power! How Museums Can Support the Community through a Social Connecting Campaign

Earlier this year, as quarantine fell upon the US, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and its satellite contemporary art space the Momentary—both located in Bentonville, Arkansas—wanted …

How the Cincinnati Museum Center Reinvented Itself after Racial Justice Protests in 2001

Watching people of all ages, races, religions, and nationalities stand up for equality in the wake of George Floyd’s murder, my thoughts have drifted back to my time at the Cincinnati …

Apsáalooke exhibition at Field Museum avoids stereotypes, shows ‘Native Americans are still here.’

The atrocities committed against indigenous people by white settlers are being acknowledged in Chicago and across the country, but the "Apsáalooke Women and Warriors" exhibit at the …

How to Use Storytelling to Build and Engage Audiences

As far as museums go, the National Geographic Museum is unlike any other. With access to over 130 years’ worth of photos, footage, data, and archival materials—plus a built-in …

How Chinese Museums Closed and Reopened During COVID-19

What Chinese museums did during their month-long closure Almost all Chinese museums closed immediately on January 24, only one day after the city of Wuhan locked down, to reduce the risk of …

An Opportunity to Listen as Our “Unheard” Project Becomes a Museum Installation

Over the past year, the reporting teams at the Anchorage Daily News and ProPublica have explored Alaska's high rate of sexual assault and have worked to bring attention to the survivors …

Is That Hung White?

A conversation on the state of museum exhibitions and race. This article originally appeared in the Summer 2020 issue of Museum magazine, a benefit of AAM membership. In 2016, a group of 24 …

Towards Frictionless Augmented Reality

Author’s Note: Several months ago, putting on an Augmented Reality (AR) headset was an uncomfortable nuisance for museum visitors. Now, it’s a potential health risk. The COVID-19 pandemic …

Nasher Windows launches rotating series of installation viewable through museum’s vestibule

The Nasher Sculpture Center has announced the launch of Nasher Windows, a new series of installations sited inside the Nasher's Flora Street vestibule entrance. The exhibited sculptures …

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