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Pushing the Boundaries

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

Beyond the Museum Walls

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, …

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 …

Recasting the Civic Imperative of the Museum

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 …

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 …

A Global View: 6 Essays from Around the World

Deepest gratitude to the Getty Foundation, which has supported for over a decade the AAM-Getty International Program at the AAM Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo to forge connections between …

Point of View: A Better Future for Museums

This article originally appeared in the November/December 2021 issue of Museum magazine, a benefit of AAM membership. The need for a human-centered approach to museum practice has never …

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 …

Point of View: The Tao of Creative Aging

Museums that offer creative aging programs can help their communities embrace happiness and combat ageism, creating a better quality of life fo…

Teaching Traditions

The Louisiana State Museum engaged community culture bearers to lead classes in printmaking, drumming, and beading for ol…

From the President and CEO: Join the Creative Aging Movement

This article originally appeared in the September/October 2021 issue of Museum magazine, a benefit of AAM membership. Thanks to science and medical advances, humans are living longer than …

Continuing to Grow

A nature journaling class at Naples Botanical Garden connects older adults to the institution, the natural world, and …
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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 …

Legislative Updates and Museums Advocacy Day 2022

Category: Advocacy Alert
Advocacy Alert – October 29, 2021 In this Alliance Advocacy Alert: Help Preserve Museum Jobs: Tell Congress to Retain the Employee Retention Tax Credit for Nonprofits Good News: …

The Strong gives children in hospital robotic access to museum

Category: Accessibility
The Strong National Museum of Play in Rochester, has teamed up with the WeGo Foundation to allow children in hospital robotic access to the museum. The partnership will give children in …

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