Thursday, May 26 - Sunday, May 29
Museums are powerful community assets economically, culturally, educationally, and as places to convene and discuss issues of the day. They memorialize historic events and bear witness to political and social change. They strive to foster healthy dialogue and provide a venue for healing and renewal. Museums use their power to teach respect for cultural differences and foster community cohesion and sustainability. How is your museum using its power?
Register Now and you could save up to $300 during the Fall Special.
Apply Now | Applications due November 1 The Academy
—a new initiative funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and guided by a 15-member Advisory Panel
of leaders in the museum field—is a year-long readiness program to make museum standards, accreditation and assessment programs more accessible to America’s small museums.
At the end of the program, a museum will emerge with a stronger culture of excellence and be poised to apply for Accreditation.
Dr. Johnnetta Betsch Cole
Watch the video of Dr. Johnnetta Betsch Cole’s keynote address
at the Alliance’s 2015 annual meeting in Atlanta. She makes the case that museums can and must be of social value by creating change around one of the most critical issues of our time – the issue of diversity. Dr. Cole is Director of the National Museum of African Art and a distinguished scholar, educator and humanitarian.
The new fellowship
—established to honor the legacy of retiring Alliance President Dr. Ford W. Bell—will empower the museum field to shape the future of K-12 education in the US. The Ford W. Bell Fellow will work within the Alliance’s Center for the Future of Museums
to help museums increase their educational impact on the public through personalized, self-directed, passion-based, experiential learning.