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
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
From the AAMI board: We grieve the killings of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd and so many more who have died or lost their loved ones to unchecked police violence and within the nation's culture of white supremacy. Widespread protests and unrest shine light on long histories of systemic racism, violence, and silencing that … Continue reading From the AAMI Board: Our Work is Anti-Racism Work
AAMI will be hosting virtual convenings over the coming months around topics relevant to the Art Museum Interpretation community. Join us for the first in the series. June 5th, 11 am - 12:30 pm EST (TBD) To touch or not to touch? Museums are wrestling with this question among others as they make plans to … Continue reading Virtual Convening: To Touch or Not to Touch?
Dear Colleagues, Amidst this COVID19 pandemic, we are thinking of you all during this challenging time for our world and especially in our museum community. Out of consideration for health and safety, we have made the decision to postpone this year’s AAMI Convening, which was scheduled to take place in Richmond, VA June 18-19. We … Continue reading UPDATE: AAMI & COVID-19: A MESSAGE FROM THE AAMI BOARD
Mark your calendars for Join us at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, Virginia from June 18-19, 2020 for the Annual Association for Art Museum Interpretation Conference. Registration details will be announced in March.
By Nadia Abraham and Shiralee Hudson Hill, Art Gallery of Ontario It seems like everybody has a podcast these days. Museums across the globe are no exception. Yet, podcasting as a form of exhibition interpretation is still a relatively untapped field. Enter the Art Gallery of Ontario’s Into the Anthropocene podcast series. This series was … Continue reading Is Podcasting Interpretation?
The Association for Art Museum Interpretation is pleased to announce that we are now soliciting content for our blog. Watch this space for contributions from diverse voices helping advance our field. Interested in contributing to the blog? Please review our editorial guidelines below: AAMI strives for the blog to push forward conversations around timely issues … Continue reading Introducing the AAMI Blog!