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Zoomed Out: An Argument for In-Person Conferencing

Preface: I want to preface this reflection with a bit of context and explanation. Those who followed me on the #AAMvirtual or #AAMsmj hashtags throughout the conference undoubtedly noticed …

Key Takeaways for Museum Education at #AAMvirtual

The theme of the Virtual Annual Meeting—Radical Reimagining—was already poignant in the context of the field’s reckoning with the impacts of COVID-19, but became even more so in the midst …

What Museum Education Students Learned at #AAMvirtual

With the AAM Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo transitioning to a virtual format this year, a new crop of colleagues was able to attend, participate, and share their reactions on social …

Pivoting to a Virtual Event: Top 4 Lessons Learned

The AAM Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo is the world’s largest museum conference. Bringing together thousands of museum professionals from across the U.S. and around the world, the Annual …

#AAMvirtual General Session: Lonnie G. Bunch III

This AAM Virtual Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo general session took place on June 2, 2020. Speakers: Arthur Affleck, Vice President of Development at American Alliance of Museums Lonnie …

#AAMvirtual General Session: Christy Coleman and Marina Gorbis

This AAM Virtual Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo general session took place on June 1, 2020. Speakers: Laura Lott, President & CEO at the American Alliance of Museums Chevy Humphrey, …

#AAMvirtual General Session: Dr. Johnnetta B. Cole and Anthony Salcito

This AAM Virtual Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo general session took place on May 18, 2020. Speakers: Laura Lott, President & CEO at American Alliance of Museums Dr. Johnnetta B. Cole, …

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 …

Reimagining a 114-Year-Old Conference: Reflections on Day One of #AAMvirtual

For the first time in our 114-year history, the American Alliance of Museums Annual Meeting and MuseumExpo is being held virtually! Kicking off on International Museum Day with thousands of …

Now Is the Time to Rebuild a Better Museum Field

Prepared Remarks of Laura L. Lott President & CEO of the American Alliance of Museums Opening General Session of the 2020 AAM Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo May 18, 2020 Hello! And …

Meet the #AAMvirtual Social Media Journalists

If you’re attending the AAM Virtual Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo, you’ll probably engage with a few of the familiar faces below. These four individuals have chosen to serve as social …

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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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