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May 16, 2024

AAM Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo

Meet us in Baltimore at AAM 2024, May 16-19, 2024. 
Come and see us at Booth #5413, where you can spin the wheel to win a prize, and meet our team! 

Joy Bailey Bryant Drop by our booth to say hello to our new President and Managing Partner Joy Bailey-Bryant, or let any one of our team members know if you would like to book some time to connect with her.

We’ve also got some notable book signings and panels lined up. Here’s a helpful guide:

Day 1: Friday, may 17

10:30-11 am
AAM Bookstore, MuseumExpo

New Directions in University Museums book signing with Brad King

Come and meet Brad King (Vice President) at a signing for his new book New Directions in University Museums, an invaluable guide for university museum leaders looking to plan strategically in the context of the issues and needs of the 2020s.

3:50 – 4:15 pm
Baltimore Convention Center

Speaker Session: “Empowering Community: A Museum’s Role in Economic Revitalization” with Lord Senior Consultant Natalie Bornstein and Baye Adofo-Wilson, BAW Development.

In the early summer of 2023, one of the last remaining stadiums where the Negro Leagues baseball games were played reopened to great fanfare. Through community efforts, public-private partnerships, and sheer determination, the site surrounding this deteriorating local and national treasure was (re)developed, the stadium was restored, and a new regional museum was created to highlight a forgotten past. In this flash session, explore the many facets of the (re)development process with the project leaders.

Day 2: saturday, may 18

11-11:30 am

Manual of Museum Management for Museums in Dynamic Change book signing with Gail Lord

Co-founder Gail Lord will be signing copies of Manual of Museum Management for Museums in Dynamic Change. The new edition of the classic manual is essential for museum leaders, managers, trustees and staff, and all those who care about museums and are curious about how they work.

Day 3: sunday, may 19

8:30 – 10:00 am
Baltimore Convention Center, Room 316/317

Workshop: “Toward a More Human Museum: Trust and Well-being for Staff and Visitors” with Gail Lord (Lord Co-founder), Susie Wilkening (Wilkening Consulting), John Hampton (Mackenzie Art Gallery),  Yvonne Tang (Lord Cultural Resources), and Christy Coleman (Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation)

In the current political climate, the work museums are doing to become more human and empathic may be misunderstood both internally and externally, and the latest data by a leading museum research consulting firm already indicates a lowering of public trust in museums. In this session, panelists and attendees will explore the relationship between public trust and the changes the museum field is making, using examples from various types of museums to understand how we can better formulate policies and communicate while building trust among staff, visitors, and non-visitors.

We hope you have a wonderful time at AAM!

Please reach out to us at info@lord.ca with any questions or if you’d like to connect with our team.

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