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 […]

Changing Expectations, A School in a Museum

In anticipation of the upcoming conference in Grand Rapids – themed “Changing Expectations” – we asked our colleagues at Grand Rapids Public Museum share how they worked with community partners to create a new museum-based model for a high school. The Grand Rapids Public Museum is a community asset dedicated […]

Tips for Marketing House Museums

About our guest contributor: Alongside a great team, Jane Pederson, Glensheen Mansion’s Marketing Manager has helped Glensheen double its tour attendance and revenue in a few short years. After five years of marketing at Glensheen, she’s excited to share the things that they’ve learned along the way. Glensheen had the […]