3 Questions with the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs

Cecelia WallsAlliance Labs, Excellence, Featured0 Comments

A group of children and adults lean over a table with two costumed interpreters showing them how to make potourri

Recently, we heard from Dr. Adam Long, Director of the Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center, and Ann Burroughs, President and CEO, of the Japanese American National Museum about their experiences in Accreditation. Today, we hear from Timothy Slavin, Director & State Historic Preservation Officer for the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs. 1. What does accreditation mean to you personally and/or to … Read More

3 Questions with the Japanese American National Museum

Cecelia WallsAlliance Labs, Excellence, Featured0 Comments

Image of Japanese American National Museum

Recently we heard from Dr. Adam Long, Director of the Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center about their experience in Accreditation. Today, we hear from Ann Burroughs, President and CEO, of the Japanese American National Museum. 1. What does accreditation mean to you personally and/or to your museum? For the Japanese American National Museum, re-accreditation is an important validation of the professionalism that … Read More

The African American Firefighter Museum’s MAP Experience

Susan ZwerlingAlliance Labs, Excellence, Featured0 Comments

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Susan Zwerling is a Museum Assessment Program Officer for AAM.   I recently interviewed African American Firefighter Museum Board President David Spence (DS) about the museum’s latest Museum Assessment Program (MAP) experience. The museum has undertaken an Organizational, a Collections Stewardship, and now a Community Engagement MAP: Susan Zwerling (SZ): Your organization has been through 3 MAPs. Have there been any … Read More

4 reasons you should vote for “Partnering with museums for hands-on learning year-round” for SXSW today!

Sage Morgan HubbardAlliance Labs, Featured, P-12 Education1 Comment

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Dearest colleagues, thank you for taking the time out to read this blog. I need your help. Please vote to allow me to attend and present at SXSWEdu (South by Southwest Education). My presentation is entitled, “Partnering with museums for hands-on learning year-round.” Voting is easy. All you have to do is quickly create a free account and click on the … Read More

3 Questions with the Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center

Cecelia WallsAlliance Labs, Excellence, Featured0 Comments

Exterior image of the front of the historic house two stories painted gray with a wrap around porch

Earlier this year, we heard from the Imagine Children’s Museum, the Mob Museum, the Museum of Danish America, and the Nichols House Museum on what it means to achieve accreditation. In this edition, we hear from Dr. Adam Long, Director of the Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center. 1. What does accreditation mean to you personally and/or to your museum? We loved the way that the accreditation … Read More

Generational Inclusion: Shattering Stereotypes and Challenging Assumptions

Marsha l. Semmel with Elizabeth Isele, Samuel Moore, and Greg StevensAlliance Labs, Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion, Featured0 Comments

This article originally appeared in Informal Learning Review (ILR) No. 144, May/June 2017. A copyrighted publication of Informal Learning Experiences, Inc. Reprinted with permission. My recognition of the power and importance of intergenerational collaboration began with my involvement with Generations United, a Washington-based organization,1 while serving as the Director of Strategic Partnerships at the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Generations United … Read More

Museum Fieldtrips, from the other side!

Tara YoungAlliance Labs, Featured, P-12 Education17 Comments

Group of children surrounding a statue framed with mat signed by all of the kids

Tara Young is Deputy Director at the Museum of Russian Icons in Clinton, MA On a 95-degree day in mid-June, I accompanied my daughter Alice’s 3rd-grade class on a “field study” to Lexington and Concord (her twin sister Ruth went the next day). There was fierce competition for chaperone slots, and after having not made the cut for other trips, … Read More

How are you advocating for #museums this summer?

Ember FarberAdvocacy, Alliance Labs, Featured0 Comments

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Ember Farber is the director of Advocacy at the American Alliance of Museums (AAM). In that role, she communicates with AAM’s advocate network and the field about federal policy issues and advocacy opportunities through legislative and advocacy updates, calls-to-action, print, email and social media and through Museums Advocacy Day. As a long-time AAM staff member, I’ve had the honor of … Read More

Watch Featured Speaker, Haben Girma, from the 2017 Annual Meeting

Joshua MorinAlliance Labs, Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion, Featured0 Comments

Haben Girma holding her braille diplay

We were very fortunate to have Global Inclusion Leader Haben Girma speak at the 2017 Annual Meeting and MuseumExpo as one of our Featured Speakers. Watch the video and read the transcript below. [Haben] Good morning. [Audience] Good morning. [Haben] Thank you to Sam for that wonderful introduction. I also want to say thank you to Andrea Streat for welcoming … Read More