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April 18, 2018

By Ferdinando Adorno, Principal Architect, Ferdinando Adorno Architecture
Museums all over the world are increasingly recognising their obligation and the opportunity to consider climate change as a key issue of their commitment towards society. If museums plan to be in existance for forever, they have to take impacts of climate change into consideration. Today their roles are far more complex...
April 17, 2018

By: Jennifer Caballero, CAM Program Co-Chair 2018
Museums in the Golden State are facing challenges that are not unique to California – they are tackling uncomfortable topics, communicating about current events, and finding new ways to use rapidly-changing technology to achieve goals.

From February 5-7, more than 400 museum professionals from across California spent time thinking about all of...
April 16, 2018
Republished with permission by the Coalition of Museums for Climate Justice Blog
5 Most Popular Posts of 2017 from the Coalition of Museums for Climate Justice

Brigitte Tohm / UnsplashFrom the practical to the philosophical, from the local to the international, from big to small museums of all types, the first six months of the Coalition of Museums for Climate Justice Blog are full of promise...
April 12, 2018

By WMA Staff
Are you considering submitting a poster session for WMA 2018? Fantastic. While you don’t need to have a fully realized poster ready to apply, we’ve gathered up some tips and tricks to help you bring your idea to life.
WMA 2018 Poster Session Information
Think of your poster as a graphic way to present your research or project. The poster should be used as a visual tool to generate...
April 10, 2018
Reposted with permission from the Coalition of Museums for Climate Justice Blog 
Today’s Guest Post is by Erin Richardson, currently pursuing doctoral research focusing on the cost of collecting in U.S. museums, and Douglas Worts, culture & sustainability specialist with WorldViews Consulting, in Toronto, Canada.
How much energy is required to maintain temperature and humidity levels inside a...
April 9, 2018

By Stacy Hicks
Tall, strong, hairy wanderer of the woods that sometimes frightens small children is seeking a volunteer opportunity with your organization. How would you respond to this inquiry?
Ignore and delete the message, they are obviously yanking our chain
Respond with “Thank you for your interest but we have no volunteer opportunities matching your skills and interests” and then hide...
March 30, 2018

by Hillary Ryan, Communications and Programs Strategist, Western Museums Association
As Earth Day approaches you may be asking yourself “what can I do lessen my carbon footprint on the planet?” And while you may not be able to convince your boss to install solar panels on the roof or convert the museum van to an electric hybrid, there are still ways that your impact can make a measurable impact...
March 30, 2018

by Karen Marshall, member of the Gender Equity in Museums Movement (GEMM) Steering Committee
In 1973, a Women’s Caucus was held at the AAM Annual Meeting to call for change to end gender-based discriminatory hiring and promotion practices, support for transparent salary data, and fair employment practices.  How much has changed? Although today almost half of the museum profession is filled by...


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