10 Things We’ve Learned About Unbiased Hiring Practices at AAM

Katherine McNameeAlliance Labs, Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion, Featured2 Comments

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Last fall, I was a guest presenter in an AAM Webinar on unbiased hiring where I shared some blind screening techniques that we have begun incorporating into our hiring practices at AAM. With several recruitment efforts now concluded, my colleagues and I continue to reflect on the successes, challenges, and lessons learned as we experiment with ways to broaden the … Read More

Weekly Roundup: Museums in the News 6/23/2017

Liz NeelyFeatured, Museum News0 Comments

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1. Lonnie G. Bunch III, founding director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC), offers his perspective on the noose that was placed at NMAAHC and other locations on the National Mall. This is a must read and reminds us of the important space of dialogue museums provide. Opinion | A Noose at the Smithsonian Brings … Read More

3 Questions with the Museum of Danish America

Cecelia WallsAlliance Labs, Excellence, Featured0 Comments

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Over the past two week’s we’ve heard from the Imagine Children’s Museum and the Mob Museum on what it means to achieve accreditation. This week we hear from Rasmus Thøgersen from the Museum of Danish America.   1. What does accreditation mean to you personally and/or to your museum? Achieving accreditation places the Museum of Danish America amongst the top … Read More

How Mia’s new strategy uses data to create personalized visitor experiences

Clare ReganAlliance Labs, Featured3 Comments

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Clare Regan is the Audience Insight Analyst at the Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia). This is the second article in a series we are presenting on how Mia has expanded its audience. Last month, the Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia) talked about our new strategy for long-term sustainability. A key component of that strategy is personalization, the use of data and … Read More

3 Questions with the Mob Museum

Cecelia WallsAlliance Labs, Excellence, Featured0 Comments

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Last week we heard from Nancy Johnson about the Imagine Children’s Museum’s accreditation experience. This week we talk with Jonathan Ullman, Executive Director of the Mob Museum. 1. What does accreditation mean to you personally and/or to your museum? I think we all have a profound sense of accomplishment in receiving accreditation. We have had accreditation as part of our strategic … Read More

Meet Roosevelt Dzime-Assison, the Alliance’s New VP of Finance and Administration

Joseph KlemAlliance Labs, Featured0 Comments

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On May 1, AAM welcomed Roosevelt Dzime-Assison as our new Vice President of Finance and Administration. Roosevelt will ensure the long-term growth and sustainability of the organization’s financial and business operations and is responsible for effective resource allocation to support the Alliance’s mission and achieve its 2016-2020 strategic plan. Before joining us, Dzime–Assison (pronounced “jim-ah-see-son”) most recently served as CFO at … Read More

Weekly Roundup: Museums in the News 6/9/2017

Liz NeelyFeatured, Museum News0 Comments

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1. There are a multitude of practices worth exploring to create impactful engagement with museum visitors. Some museums have been dipping their toes into virtual reality for its potential to deliver through immersive storytelling. Check out this VR project by Oscar-winning film director Alejandro G. Iñárritu that “strives to recreate fear, anxiety and uncertainty experienced by migrants on their long, … Read More

3 Questions with the Imagine Children’s Museum

Cecelia WallsAlliance Labs, Excellence, Featured0 Comments

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Pursuing museum accreditation can be a daunting prospect. But accreditation not only increases a museum’s credibility and value to its community and peers, it helps ensure the longevity of collections, it reinforces the museum’s education and public service roles and promotes ethical behavior. Something we should all strive for, don’t you think? As many of you know, AAM has recognized museum … Read More

Weekly Roundup: Museums in the News 5/26/2017

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Happy weekend! This week’s Roundup shares stories about Memorial Day, the President’s budget, global professional development, 3D digitization and 404 errors. Enjoy! 1. While Memorial Day weekend symbolizes the kick off of the summer fun season in the United States, its true purpose is to honor the people who have given their lives while serving in the armed forces. The … Read More