3:15 pm - 4:30 pm

Curators, educators, and archivists are developing more sophisticated ways of engaging visitors. One method is bringing people into direct contact with objects, paintings, ephemera, manuscripts, and others. This session will report findings of a large national survey of such practices, explore two case studies (one at a large museum with college students, one at a tiny museum with fourth graders...
How can your museum meet the social, emotional, creative, and intellectual needs of older adults? Educators from three museums, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego, and the University of Alaska Museum of the North in Fairbanks, will present diverse models of programming designed to accommodate this growing audience. From art programs for individuals...
Every year hundreds of museum professionals visit their federal elected officials in Washington, DC, as part of AAM's Museum Advocacy Day. But just as important is the advocacy work done at the state level. This session looks at ways in which museums, museum associations, and advocacy organizations can work together to make state and local elected officials aware of, and responsive to, the needs...
In an age of burnout and overstimulation, how can you inspire others if you haven't taken care of your own needs? Yes, your work is important, but so are you! In this participatory session, learn tips and tricks for self-care. #trending
How do we decolonize an institution when the tools available are also products of colonized thinking? Audre Lorde wrote about undoing racism, "The master's tools will never dismantle the master's house." This quote will be the jumping-off point for a discussion among colleagues working to decolonize museums in California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Hawaii who have ideas about the new tools needed...
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