This post was contributed by Brian Statz, an attorney with 15 years’ experience as a museum professional. He now practices law with the Indianapolis law firm of Lewis Kappes, an AMM member, providing general counsel and other services to museums and nonprofits. When mass shootings occur, as they too often […]

Reinventing Your Mobile Guide Content

CultureConnect clients launch mobile guides for a variety of collection types – from art museums to history museums and historic sites to parks, botanical gardens, and natural history museums. Typically, the goal is to help visitors navigate their visit both logistically (where am I? where am I going?) and experientially […]

Announcing the 2020 AMM Awards Recipients

We are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2020 AMM Awards and welcome all of our members and colleagues to join us for our first-ever virtual awards celebrations. Silver Lining Award, October 23 at 1pm CST (2pm EST) New to 2020, the Silver Lining Award acknowledges the creativity and resourcefulness of […]

Lemon Bars and Collective Recovery

A guest post from AMM member Anna Altschwager, Assistant Director at Old World Wisconsin, a 600 acre living museum with the Wisconsin Historical Society. Drawing on a background in Material Culture, Project Management, and Experience Design, she is passionate about the role of storytelling to nurture understanding and critical thinking. […]


By Joyce Lee and Patrick Hamilton This year’s 50th anniversary of Earth Day on April 22 arrives in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. Addressing this global crisis understandably is everyone’s immediate concern. The months it will take before this contagion runs its course may seem interminable while in the […]

COVID-19 Resources for Midwest Museums

As museums in the Midwest and across the nation respond to the spread of COVID-19 to their communities, we would like to offer an overview of operations strategies we have observed plus a few tips and resources. This post will be updated as new information and/or resources become available. (Last […]

Our Job Board is Changing

Like many of our peers, our organization offers a searchable job board on our website. Nearly a year ago, we began exploring changes to our job board policy, including the potential for requiring compensation information in all listings. We spent time learning about the current policies and practices of museums […]

Announcing AMM 2019 Award Recipients

Congratulations to this year’s honorees! Best Practices Award: Indiana Historical Society, Indianapolis, IN The Heritage Support Grants Program of the Indiana Historical Society addresses the needs of Indiana’s local, county, and regional historical societies, museums, and sites. This grant program works to help these organizations be better stewards of the […]