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May 7, 2017

2017 Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo

The next AAM conference will take place in St. Louis from May 7-10, 2017. Don't miss the "largest gathering of museum professionals in the world." Our team will be happy to meet you there! Visit our staff at booth #1813.

There are also several events and sessions to keep an eye out for: 

Keeping up with Change:
Strategic Planning for Cultural Institutions

Wednesday May 10, 9:45-11 a.m.

Gail Lord will be presenting the panel along with Kate Markert (Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens) and Amy Roth (Whitney Museum of American Art). In this session, you will learn about one innovative and tested framework for producing strategic plans across cultural organizations. This session aims to help organizations of all sizes understand why strategic planning is important and how an organization might approach this essential exercise. Participants will complete a mock strategic plan as a group.


Manual of Strategic Planning for Cultural Organizations - Book Signing

Wednesday May 10, 11:30 A.M.-12:00 P.M.

Following their session Gail and Kate will be signing copies of the newly released Manual of Strategic Planning for Cultural Organizations at the AAM Bookstore in the Expo from 11:30-12:00.


Planning the Digital Museum - Panel

Sunday May 7, 4:00-5:15 p.m

Association Consultant Ali Hossaini will be moderating the panel Planning the Digital Museumwith Chris Michaels (The British Museum), Corey Timpson (Canadian Museum for Human Rights), and Robert Stein (American Alliance for Museums). Museums are going digital "to reach and engage with new global audiences, explore new and more effective business models, and leverage collections as platforms for creation and co-creation of knowledge and ideas. Successful digital engagement requires holistic planning and an "omnichannel" approach that adapts global technology trends to the cultural environment. This session will present models and methods that museums might use to make decisions, evaluate current practice, and integrate digital methods into their work. Panelists are contributors to the forthcoming Manual of Digital Museum Planning."


Manual of Digital Museum - Book Signing

Monday May 8, 2:00-2:30 P.M.

Ali will be signing copies of the newly released Manual of Digital Museum Planning at the AAM Bookstore


Mini booth talk with Ali Hossaini

Tuesday May 9, 2:45 P.M.

Stop by the Lord Booth #1813 for a mini booth talk with Ali Hossaini, who will discuss the Omnichannel Museum and other concepts from the new Manual of Digital Museum Planning


Marketplace of Ideas - roundtable discussion

Monday May 8, 3:00-4:00 P.M.

Swing by the "Marketplace of Ideas" for a roundtable discussion on strategic planning with Research Consultant Natalie Bornstein and Kellie Harris, Director of Development at University of Alabama Museums.


See you in St. Louis!