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For your assignment, your group will examine history, current trends, and careers in museums. Pick an art museum that interests your group and research the following:
- The history of museums: How did they start? What are some of the world's leading museums? How was your museum founded?
- Current trends in museums: How have they developed? What changes have they made to better represent women artists, artists of color, or international artists? How has technology changed museum experiences? What specific changes has your museum made?
- Museum management and art conservation: What are some roles in the museum field? What are their job requirements? What is attractive about a career in museum work?
Selected Art Museums of the World
Learn More About Museums
Below you'll find some selected resources about current trends in museums including social justice and virtual tours.
What is Conservation?
Ever wondered what an art conservator is and what they do in museums? This series of videos will show the education, practice, and decisions as conservator makes.
Museum Education and Learning: The Forgotten Professions?
Cultural interaction and education programmes have never been so present in museums as now. Today, museums offer a rich variety of tailored tours and special events, thereby fulfilling the museum’s crucial mission to reach out to its audience and educate.
Museum Archives Guidelines
These guidelines have been created by the section to assist all types of museums—independent museums as well as museums contained within larger institutions—in the development and administration of archival programs. The guidelines outline the components of a successful museum archives program and should be used in conjunction with detailed information on the administration of archives that is available through SAA and from other professional sources.
American Alliance of Museums - Manage Your Career
Searching for a job, thinking about grad school, building your network, looking to get ahead, or wondering how to give back to the field? You’ve come to the right place! AAM has the tools and resources you need to manage your museum career. Whether you’re an experienced leader, a mid-career professional, or a recent grad, check out our range of resources and tools—at your fingertips.