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  • 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.

  • We Tried This: The Magic of 33 Undergraduates Writing Exhibition Labels for What’s in a Spell? Love Magic, Healing, and Punishment in the Early Modern Hispanic World

    by Hannah Wirta Kinney Over the course of a year, I worked to plan and co-curate a bilingual exhibition of 25 artworks with a professor and 33 students from Oberlin College.

  • Reflect and Respond: Understanding Lived History Through the Lok Virsa Heritage Museum

    by Lina Bhatti, Kera Collective As an emerging museum evaluator and someone who has an academically-inclined interest, I always keep an eye out for unique ways to present history and culture. Because of my Master’s degree in Islamic Studies, different understandings of orientalism and cultural theories impacted my thought process.   These are processes that…

  • Reflections on Interpretation

    Sally Otis, Manuel Ferreira, Ariel Russell, and Loren Wright consider art museum interpretation in 2023–the successes, challenges, and possibilities for the future.

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