“Go Explore” Excursions Highlight St. Louis Museums, Neighborhoods and Food!

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From the nationally-renowned St. Louis Zoo, Laumeier Sculpture Park and St. Louis Art Museum to hidden gems like the World Chess Hall of Fame, Museum of Contemporary Religious Art and Field House Museum, “Go Explore St. Louis,” taking place on Sunday, May 7 and Monday, May 8, will give Annual Meeting attendees a chance to check out St. Louis’ top … Read More

The Most Important Question to Ask in a Capital Campaign

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Nina Simon is the Executive Director of the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History and author of The Participatory Museum (2010), The Art of Relevance (2016) and the popular Museum 2.0 blog. This article was originally published on Museum 2.0, March 28, 2017. Republished with permission. Nina Simon, Executive Director, Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History Nina Simon, Executive Director, … Read More

Weekly Roundup: Museums in the News 3/31/2017

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This week’s Roundup shares stories about catalyzing empathy, planning for Brexit-effects, decolonizing archives, recognizing video games and making a comeback. Enjoy! 1. The Pérez Art Museum Miami, the Miami-Dade Police Department, and two community organizations have launched a unique partnership called Art Detectives hoping to humanize the image of teens and law enforcement officers “for each other, transforming teens from troublesome bodies into … Read More

Teaching Students to be Change Makers: Civic Education at Morven Park

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Abby Pfisterer is the Director of Education at Morven Park in Leesburg, Virginia. In this role, she leads the development of K-12 school programs that teach students the skills, knowledge, and mindset they need to be leaders and change makers – continuing the legacy of leadership left behind by the historic owners of Morven Park. In 2010 Morven Park, a … Read More

Breaking the Silence to Awaken Your Muse

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Detrice Roberts is a graduate student, pursuing her M.A. in History from Jackson State University. Everyone has a muse – a source of inspiration. It’s what awakens inner beauty and arouses the artist within. Merriam-Webster defines art as a “skill acquired by experience, study, or observation.” But even if you’ve never put paintbrush to canvas, pen to paper, or needle … Read More

Meet Arthur Affleck, the Alliance’s New VP of Development

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Arthur Affleck, New VP of Development at AAM

On March 20, AAM welcomed Arthur Affleck as our new vice president of development. Arthur will lead all aspects of the Alliance’s fundraising programs and activities with the primary goal of building a culture of philanthropy in support of the Alliance’s 2016-2020 strategic plan. Before joining us, he has worked more than 30 years in higher education and most recently … Read More

Weekly Roundup: Museums in the News 3/17/2017

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This week’s Roundup shares stories of the federal budget, the role of museums as hosts for dialogue in difficult times and a story of cross-cultural empathy. Enjoy! 1. It’s official folks, the president’s first budget formally proposes the elimination of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and the National Endowments for the Arts and Humanities (NEA and NEH). But remember, … Read More

Measuring Impact in the Cultural Sector: Catching up with Harry Verwayen of Europeana

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Though Washington D.C. didn’t get the worst of spring storm Stella, the weather promised just enough snow and ice to cause cancellations, delays, and low-level havoc on people’s schedules. Due to the impending weather, the Smithsonian Digitization Program Office had to postpone its 2017 Digitization Fair, a two-day deep dive into the issues of impact of digitization programs (keep an … Read More

How to Promote Museums’ Significance in our Nation

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Lindsey Steward is a museum education professional with seven years experience in the field. She has a Masters of Arts in Public History from Central Connecticut State. A version of this article originally appeared on Medium. You can find Lindsey on Twitter @Steward2Lindsey. Lindsey Steward Lindsey Steward Museums Advocacy Day 2017 took place February 27-28th. Each year since 2009, museum professionals … Read More