We Tried This: Reimagining Our Labels

By Rachel Nicholson, Director, Visitor Engagement and Research at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art We tried to systematically review and rewrite every label in our collection. Did we succeed? No. But we did succeed in something else; we managed to create a useful framework and common language in collaboration with our curatorial colleagues about what … Continue reading We Tried This: Reimagining Our Labels

Important Update to AAMI Bylaws

At the October 15, 2020 board meeting, the AAMI Board unanimously approved the following motions that temporarily amend our bylaws. Motion 1: Due to the unprecedented effects of the COVID 19 pandemic, AAMI canceled the June 2020 annual convening and meeting. In anticipation of continuing ambiguity surrounding travel, financial sustainability of our field, and limitations on … Continue reading Important Update to AAMI Bylaws

Intersections of Art and Science in the Museum: a toolkit for engagement and evaluation

By Giannella Ysasi Tavano In 2017, the Art Institute of Chicago received a multi-year grant from the National Science Foundation that allowed the institution to explore the ways in which art conservation and scientific research can help create new, exciting, and relevant experiences in the museum. The grant aided the department of Learning and Public … Continue reading Intersections of Art and Science in the Museum: a toolkit for engagement and evaluation