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A Q&A with Dirk Hiscock, Designer of This Year’s Winner for Excellence in Publication Design

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 …

From the President and CEO: Adapting to Community Needs

This article originally appeared in the November/December 2021 issue of Museum magazine, a benefit of AAM membership. Distrust and skepticism in many of our country’s institutions is …

Point of View: Museums Must Be More

This article originally appeared in the November/December 2021 issue of Museum magazine, a benefit of AAM membership. ICOM’s definition of “museum” needs to take into account how the …

Exploring Museums and Trust 2021

The 2019 edition of TrendsWatch took a deep dive into the topic of trust, summarizing the global “trust deficit” and its effect on society. The subject was of particular importance to …

Museums and Trust 2021

Museums consistently rank among the most trusted institutions in the US. Research commissioned by AAM in 2001 found almost 9 out of 10 Americans find museums to be trustworthy—and no other …

Museums Can Renew America Through the Semiquincentennial

Though it may still feel like a long way off, the United States’ 250th anniversary is rapidly approaching. Right now, the US Semiquincentennial Commission, federal agencies, state history …

Point of View: Harnessing an Untapped Power

Museums can use emotions to encourage empathy, inspire action, and build …

From the President: Practicing Empathetic Leadership

This article originally appeared in the July/August 2021 issue of Museum magazine, a benefit of AAM membership. Like many of you, my family and I have really missed going to museums. Until …

A National Collaboration Unites Black Museums in Celebration of Juneteenth

African American museums across the country bear a glorious responsibility to educate and engage, to inform and inspire, to bring together and build. As anchors for this engagement …

Point of View: Collaboration as Resilience

The Prairie State Museums Project is a model for future museum partnerships. In the spring of 2020, AAM announced that one in three museums could close permanently as a result of the …

From the President and CEO: Resilient, Together

This article originally appeared in the May/June 2021 issue of Museum magazine, a benefit of AAM membership. What does resiliency mean for a community, a museum, or the field at large? It …

Learn more about the Wing Luke Museum

The Wing Luke Museum is a community-based museum focused on sharing the stories, the culture, and the art of Asian and Pacific Islander Amer…

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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, …

Recasting the Civic Imperative of the Museum

Category: Museum Magazine
This article originally appeared in the November/December 2021 issue of Museum magazine, a benefit of AAM membership. Liberating collections from their imperialist pasts can occur through a …

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