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Never Waste the Walls: What PK-12 Schools Can Learn from Museum Design 

Generally speaking, children are much more enthusiastic about heading to a children’s museum than school, even though learning occurs in both places. Visit a children’s museum any day of …

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 …

What Juneteenth Means This Year

“Does your museum celebrate Blackness in the stories it tells? Are museums enablers of freedom? Of Black freedom?” On June 19, 1865, General Gordon Granger of the Union Army …

Museums in Service to Society: A Museum in Colombia Responds to the Needs of its Community During the Pandemic

The global crisis caused by the arrival of COVID-19 has not only forced us to rethink our daily lives and the way we work, but also the systems under which our societies have functioned. …

Racism, Unrest, and the Role of the Museum Field

On June 3, attendees of the AAM Virtual Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo came together to hear from Dr. Johnnetta B. Cole, Secretary Lonnie G. Bunch III, and Lori Fogarty on the museum …

“We Have a Unique Duty to Listen”: Read the Full June 1 Remarks

Prepared Remarks of Laura L. Lott President & CEO of the American Alliance of Museums General Session of the 2020 AAM Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo June 1, 2020 Good morning and …

Curatorial Dreaming in the Age of COVID-19

The Museums and Equity in Times of Crisis series explores how museums can center diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion in the decisions and plans they make for weathering the …

How the Anchorage Museum is Telling the Story of Climate Change

As the world faces the unprecedented in climate crisis and pandemics, museums are more important than ever for facilitating essential human connection and meaning-making. As a result of …

Unesco to Support Cultural Sector Hit by COVID-19

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has announced it is "launching initiatives" to support cultural industries and cultural heritage, sectors …

This Art Museum Was Founded in Response to a Pandemic Death. It Has Much to Teach Us Now.

The world is currently facing unprecedented challenges, and the arts can provide a measure of relief. Now that we are unable to interface with our communities physically, we in the field …

The Carnegie Museum of Natural History’s #MuseumFromHome Strategy: Funny TikToks

Ever since the rash of closures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, museums have been working behind the scenes to set strategies for engaging the public through remote …

International Museum Day 2020 Goes Digital and Spotlights “Museums for Equality: Diversity and Inclusion”

From celebrating tribal traditions in Kenya to reconnecting with immigrant roots in Taiwan, tens of thousands of museums all over the world held International Museum Day activities in 2019. …
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