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Online Programs: Education and Interpretation

Excellence in Exhibition Label Writing

If you are learning how to write exhibition labels or want to reinvigorate your current label writing, this program will guide you in finding approaches to sharing information and telling compelling stories that can help audiences make meaning of their museum experiences. Judges from past AAM Excellence in Exhibition Label Writing Competitions share insights about the variety of label writing styles that help people to connect with ideas.

Exhibition Label Writing and Audience Engagement

Exhibition labels can be an important means to deeper audience engagement. This program provides several approaches for including audience voices and telling intriguing stories that can help audiences make connections as part of their museum experience. Winners from past AAM Excellence in Exhibition Label Writing Competitions share their insights about the variety of label writing styles that help people to connect with ideas.

Getting Started on Exhibition Development

Designed for museum professionals at all career levels, this webinar presents one approach to developing exhibitions, focusing on the linear and non-linear aspects of creating a three-dimensional learning environment. Whether planning a new exhibition or renovating an old one, this program will help reframe your thinking about exhibition planning.

Interpretive Planning for Small Museums

This webinar explores why interpretive planning is an important part of an organizational plan and what to consider in your planning process, including your museum’s education/interpretation philosophy, intended goals and outcomes, visitor experience, use of media, and evaluation. Colleagues share case studies and resources related to interpretive plans and their implementation in a variety of small institutions.

Stories of Inclusion: ADA@25 and Universal Design at Cultural Institutions

In this webcast, accessibility experts and advocates discuss the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the principles of Universal Design in the context of larger social movements and the spectrum of regulations and recommendations that impact museums, libraries, archives, and other cultural institutions.

Stories of Inclusion: Responding to Visitors who are Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing, Blind or with Low Vision

In this webcast, accessibility experts and advocates explore the issues, challenges, and successes of addressing the needs and expectations of visitors and other facility or program users who are deaf, hard-of-hearing, blind, or with low vision.

Stories of Inclusion: Responding to Visitors with Cognitive, Developmental and Emotional Disabilities

In this webcast, accessibility experts and advocates explore the issues, challenges and successes of addressing the needs and expectations of visitors and families of visitors with cognitive, developmental and emotional disabilities.

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