Weekly Roundup: Museums in the News 7/7/2017

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1. Happy 30th birthday to the National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago! I remember visiting the museum back in its early days, under a previous name and before significant expansions. The Chicago Tribune’s Lori Waxman reviews the museum’s anniversary show explaining that it’s more than just a party. National Museum of Mexican Art celebrates its 30th with a protest party It’s … Read More

Weekly Roundup: Museums in the News 6/30/2017

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I hope everyone is celebrating independence in advance of our upcoming July 4th holiday! This week’s Roundup shares stories about social bridging, serving new audiences, learning from controversy, and creative techniques for audience engagement. Enjoy! 1. Museums often target certain distinct portions of their audiences in designing and marketing programs. Nina Simon, executive director of the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & … Read More

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

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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

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

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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

Weekly Roundup: Museums in the News 6/2/2017

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Happy weekend! This week’s Roundup shares stories about commitments to environmental sustainability, collection digitization (advances and detractions) and a hateful incident at the National Museum of African American History and Culture. 1. Earlier this week President Trump announced that the U.S. would withdraw from the Paris climate accord. There have been a multitude of responses to this action, notably that mayors, … 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

Weekly Roundup: Museums in the News 5/19/2017

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This week’s Roundup shares stories about the evolving role of museums in our communities, diversity and inclusion, governance, a new take on the mobile app, and the Museopunks podcast. Enjoy! 1. Last week during the AAM Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo, the Alliance’s own Nicole Ivy and Missouri History Museum’s Sarah Sims sat down with St. Louis Public Radio to talk about … Read More

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

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Hello from St. Louis where we’re kicking off #AAM2017! Enjoy this week’s Roundup and be sure to follow our Social Media Journalists at #AAMSMJ (on Twitter and Instagram). 1. The museum field got some good news earlier this week when we learned that Congress had agreed on a bipartisan bill to fund the nation’s federal agencies and programs through September 30, … Read More

Weekly Roundup: Museums in the News 4/28/2017

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This week’s Roundup shares stories about storytelling, migration, war, trust, taking a stand and future trendcasting. Enjoy! 1. Bethany Hawkins, Chief of Operations at AASLH, writes about the role of the Chief Storyteller, which has been adopted by some companies in the for-profit sector to humanize their brands. Hawkins argues that cultural organizations could learn from this approach. She asks, … Read More

Weekly Roundup: Museums in the News 4/21/2017

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Happy Earth Day! This week’s Roundup shares stories about conflict resolution, conference museum going, the Science March, Native American art and Antoni Gaudí. 1. I caught up with a lot of inspiring colleagues at the Museums and the Web conference in Cleveland this week. The convening’s keynote Tim Phillips is a pioneer in the field of conflict resolution and co-founder … Read More