On June 6 and 7, 2018 nearly 70 art museum interpreters convened in Chicago for our first annual 2 day meeting at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and the Art Institute of Chicago. We shared best practices, laughs, and mused on the future of the field art museum interpretation. Here are just some of the highlights from the two days.

Case Studies

10 museums shared recent interpretation projects. A compilation of their slides can be found here.

Mini Horizon Report

We finished off day two discussing future trends in art museum interpretation hearing from Kristin Bayans, Gamynne Guillotte, Michael Christiano, and Troy Smythe. Listen to the discussion here.

What’s next for AAMI

Margaret Sternbergh, the AAMI steering committee chair, shared what the organization had been up to this past year in addition to organizing the annual meeting. We established this mailchimp newsletter, built website, and created a brand. Check out the slide deck here.

Members of the steering committee shared how AAMI will be organized in the future  and how everyone can get involved. Check out the presentation here

More reflections

AAMI 2018 attendee and Museum Education Roundtable Board Member Susan Spero recently shared her thoughts and highlights of attending our convening in a blog post. Check it out here.