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Counterpoint: Whose Harm?
By Adrienne Lalli Hills (Citizen of Wyandotte Nation) The following letter to the AAMI editors was written in response to the Jan 9, 2023 blog post “We Tried This: Reimagining Our Labels.” Dear AAMI editors: As an Interpretive Planner at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art from 2014–2018, I read with interest the series published on…
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…
AAMI Virtual Session Recap: To Touch or Not to Touch
Written by the Convening Committee: Deb Clearwaters, Alison Crites, Courtney Morano, Melanie Parker, Meagan Rust, Sarah Rasich On Friday, June 5th, AAMI hosted its first ever virtual session centered on in-gallery interpretation in the age of COVID-19. The session, To Touch or Not to Touch, welcomed 56 participants from museums across North America. AAMI would…
Reflecting on AAMI 2019
A recap of the AAMI 2019 Annual Convening, which took place at the Detroit Institute of Arts.
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…