Museum-School Partnerships

Ellen Balkin and Suzanna Ritz, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art


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    A Small Piece of the Big Picture: IMLS and Local Communities

    The new administration’s budget which proposes the total elimination of funds for NEA, NEH and IMLS (the Institute of Museum and Library Services) got me thinking about my role as a Museum Assessment Program (known as MAP and administered by the American Alliance of Museums) reviewer.

    Museum Leadership is Complex and That’s OK

    There are people thinking deep thoughts in almost every field around the globe. Some share with their colleagues. Others write books, give TED Talks or get interviewed by National Public Radio. The museum field is lucky to have its own thought leaders. Perhaps you read or follow Nina Simon, Frank Vagnone, the Incluseum or Maria…

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Building Cultural Audiences

NEW WAYS TO ATTRACT & ENGAGE VISITORS

The long-term success of any museum depends on its ability to effectively attract and engage its visitors. Today, museum leaders are looking for strategies to better reach new audiences and to address changes in the leisure preferences of existing audiences. Finding strategies that work is no easy matter. This online feature will share with you the best resources from AAM and the Wallace Foundation as well as new content from contributors around the field as we seek proven approaches for building cultural audiences.

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A World of Connections

TELLING THE STORY

In our globally connected world, museums are having an international impact. While AAM’s main audiences are located in North America, we have the privilege of helping to establish some amazing global partnerships too. It’s incredible to hear about the work AAM museums are doing to build vibrant global connections. These stories will show you just some of the ways that global perspectives can inspire you to think differently about how connected our world is today and how global thinking can inform your museum’s work with local audiences as well.

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