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Education and Interpretation Recorded Webinars

Award-Winning Apps, Audio Tours and Mobile

Explore current technology trends and exemplary practices in award-winning apps, audio tours, and mobile as highlighted by the processes, successes, challenges and audience impact of 2013 Muse Awards projects selected by the Media and Technology Professional Network (M&T).

Award-Winning Digital Communities, Technology-Based Educational Programming and Public Outreach

Explore current trends and exemplary practices in award-winning digital communities, and technology-based educational programming and public outreach as highlighted in the processes, successes, challenges and audience impact of 2013 Muse Awards projects selected by the Media & Technology (M&T) Professional Network.

Award-Winning Interpretive Installations, Multimedia, and Interactive Kiosks

Explore current technology trends and exemplary practices in award-winning interpretive installations, multimedia, and interactive kiosks as highlighted in the processes, successes, challenges and audience impact of 2013 Muse Awards projects selected by the Media and Technology Committee (M&T).

Award-Winning Online Presence, Games, Video/Film and Animation

Explore current trends and exemplary practices in award-winning online presence, games, video/film and animation as highlighted in the processes, successes, challenges and audience impact of 2013 Muse Awards projects selected by the Media & Technology (M&T) Professional Network.

Excellence & Equity: Then, Now, Next

Part 1: Then and Now
Part 2: Now and Next

This webinar series explores the important public dimension of museums through the lens of AAM's landmark publication, Excellence and Equity: Education and the Public Dimension of Museums. Next generation and veteran museum leaders from various disciplines engage in a thought-provoking discourse about how far we have (or haven't) come in addressing and advocating for the museum's role as an educational institution.

Excellence in Exhibition Label Writing

If you are learning how to write exhibition labels or want to reinvigorate your current label writing, this program will guide you in finding approaches to sharing information and telling compelling stories that can help audiences make meaning of their museum experiences. Judges from past AAM Excellence in Exhibition Label Writing Competitions share insights about the variety of label writing styles that help people to connect with ideas.

Exhibition Label Writing and Audience Engagement

Exhibition labels can be an important means to deeper audience engagement. This program provides several approaches for including audience voices and telling intriguing stories that can help audiences make connections as part of their museum experience. Winners from past AAM Excellence in Exhibition Label Writing Competitions share their insights about the variety of label writing styles that help people to connect with ideas.

Interpretive Planning Basics: Planning for Visitor Experiences

This webinar focuses on the critical components of an interpretive plan, exploring the interpretive planning process as it relates to visitor experiences, educational opportunities and interpretation in informal learning institutions. 

Interpretive Planning for Small Museums

This webinar explores why interpretive planning is an important part of an organizational plan and what to consider in your planning process, including your museum’s education/interpretation philosophy, intended goals and outcomes, visitor experience, use of media, and evaluation. Colleagues share case studies and resources related to interpretive plans and their implementation in a variety of small institutions.

How to Make Your Website More Inclusive to All Audiences

In this survey webcast, presenters will provide a general overview of accessible website design for audiences of different functional abilities. A panel of experts focuses on standards and best practices, graphic design aspects, institution-wide engagement, user testing, and regulatory and legal issues related to websites as public accommodation.

Magnetic Museums Part 1: What Makes a Museum Magnetic?

(Part 1 of 4-part Magnetic Series)

This webcast provides a practical overview of the science of magnetism, the art of engagement and the six practices of magnetic museums: building core alignment, embracing 360 engagement, empowering others, widening the circle and inviting the outside in, becoming essential and building trust through high performance.

Magnetic Museums Part 2: Building Core Alignment, Empowering Others

(Part 2 of 4-Part Magnetic Series)

Magnetism starts at the core when strong alignment is created within the professional staff and board around a shared vision, mission or compelling set of long-term goals. These museums are motivated by a “people-first, service-first” philosophy that seeks to meet needs, develop leadership and activate the potential of others within their ranks. This webcast examines the ways in which magnetic museums enlist others in helping to make the institutional vision a reality, resulting in a clear sense of direction and genuine partnership toward a common goal.

Magnetic Museums Part 3: Embracing 360 Engagement, Widening the Circle

(Part 3 of 4-Part Magnetic Series)

In this webcast, we map the ways in which magnetic museums connect people to each other around ideas, issues and experiences while providing opportunities to participate and contribute, advance institutional missions and strengthen the social fabric within their communities.

Magnetic Museums Part 4: Building Trust through High Performance, Becoming Essential

(Part 4 of 4-Part Magnetic Series)

Magnetic museums overcome a central challenge facing museums today – how to become essential – by increasing their relevance, responsiveness and pertinence to daily life in their communities. At the same time, they also are high-performance organizations that build trust over time by consistently delivering superior results. This webcast identifies the ways in which magnetic museums rely on data-driven decision making to produce quality programs and experiences that serve their communities.

Museum and School Partnerships

Gain practical information to help you and your museum foster sustainable museum/school partnerships. The how, why and what of partnerships and basic components of sound museum programs for schools is supported by on-the-ground examples of partnerships in action.

Online Learning and Education

(Part 3 of series, The Digital Museum)

Which online learning environments work for which audiences? What are good strategies for beginning and sustaining online learning programs in museums? This webinar explores how online learning has been implemented by museums, with presenters providing examples and sharing experiences regarding the use of online interactions for multiple generations and entrance narratives.

Planning for Technology

(Part 1 of series, The Digital Museum)

Whether your institution is small, large or somewhere in-between, many challenges confront you as you plan for, adopt and adapt to technology. This webinar addresses the use of technology and its impact on our professional practice, our institutional operations and the pursuit of our missions.

Road to Results: Identifying, Researching and Building Audiences Part 1: Knowing the Audience

Part 1: Knowing the Audience

This webinar explores four of the nine effective practices for audience building detailed in The Wallace Foundation report, Road to Results: Effective Practices for Building Arts Audiences (Recognizing the Need, Identifying the Target Audience that Fits, Identifying and Removing Barriers, Taking Out the Guesswork). Case studies explore the successes, challenges and lessons learned from using audience research to build audiences.

Road to Results: Identifying, Researching and Building Audiences Part 2: Aligning the Organization

Part 2: Aligning the Organization

This webinar explores three of the nine effective practices for audience building detailed in The Wallace Foundation report, Road to Results: Effective Practices for Building Arts Audiences  (Thinking through the Relationship, Aligning Strategy, Preparing for Success). Case studies explore the successes, challenges and lessons learned from aligning the entire organization around audience building strategies.

Road to Results: Identifying, Researching and Building Audiences Part 3: Engaging the Audience

Part 3: Engaging the Audience

This webinar explores three of the nine effective practices for audience building detailed in The Wallace Foundation report, Road to Results: Effective Practices for Building Arts Audiences (Providing Multiple Ways In, Building in Learning, Measuring Success and Impact). Case studies explore the successes, challenges and lessons learned from program planning and marketing to reach target audiences.

Simulation-Based Experiences from a Cross-Departmental Perspective

Presenters share the process of the immersive Air Force One Discovery Center at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and offer research on the value of simulation learning or game-based museum learning experiences. The Center is designed to inspire the next generation of leaders while engaging in a highly interactive exercise that fosters critical thinking, decision-making and leadership skills.

Stories of Inclusion: ADA@25 and Universal Design at Cultural Institutions

In this webcast, accessibility experts and advocates discuss the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the principles of Universal Design in the context of larger social movements and the spectrum of regulations and recommendations that impact museums, libraries, archives and other cultural institutions.

Stories of Inclusion: Responding to Visitors who are Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing, Blind or with Low Vision

In this webcast, accessibility experts and advocates explore the issues, challenges and successes of addressing the needs and expectations of visitors and other facility or program users who are deaf, hard-of-hearing, blind or with low vision.

Stories of Inclusion: Responding to Visitors with Cognitive, Developmental and Emotional Disabilities

In this webcast, accessibility experts and advocates explore the issues, challenges and successes of addressing the needs and expectations of visitors and families of visitors with cognitive, developmental and emotional disabilities.

Takin' it to the Streets: Successful Models for Museum Outreach

In Trendswatch 2012, the Center for the Future of Museums identified “Takin’ It to the Streets” as one of six emerging trends of meaningful encounters taking place beyond the walls of museums. This webinar explores compelling examples of such programs and initiatives, including the Charm Bracelet Project and Buhl Community Park, Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh; Autry Classroom Curators, Autry National Center of the American West, Los Angeles; and Inside/Out, Detroit Institute of Arts.

Technology and Museum Visitor Experiences

(Part 2 of series, The Digital Museum)

Museums have traditionally described for whom, how and why they interpret their collections or concepts. This webinar introduces you to the Context Continuum, a practical tool for better understanding the experience our institutions offer and the elements that may be lacking for many visitors. Presenters discuss a variety of options suited to different types of environments, each using technology and media to "meet the visitors where they are."

Understanding Life Stages of the Museum Visitor

Leading experts share their research from over 30,000 Core Visitors to museums as they discuss museum audiences, their needs and how you can better meet their expectations.