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

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 … Continue reading AAMI Virtual Session Recap: To Touch or Not to Touch