Getty Leadership Institute Applications

Calling all Museum Leaders! Join a dynamic, global network of more than 1,800 museum professionals by participating in the Getty Leadership Institute’s executive education programs. See below for program descriptions and dates. Applications for 2020 programs are now open.


Online: March 9-14, 2020

Residency: March 22-March 28, 2020


NextGen 2020 is a blended-learning experience for the museum field’s emerging top talent. The program is designed for mid-level managers with three to five years in a new position. The program blends one week of online learning and one week of residency in a collegial environment at CGU. The curriculum is intensive, while also offering time for self-reflection and practical application of materials and concepts. Modules explore individual leadership styles; team dynamics; diversity and inclusion; audience development; and the future of the museum field. For more information, and to apply, visit:

MLI 2020

Online: May 4-16, 2020
Residency in Claremont, California: June 5-20, 2020


 The renowned Executive Education Program for Museum Leaders is entering its 40th year. The program is designed to help experienced top-level executives become better leaders to strengthen their institutions’ capabilities and advance the field.

This intensive management program is for CEOs, Directors, COOs, and senior-level museum executives who influence policy, effect change, and are in the first two to seven years of their position. Program participants take four weeks of intensive courses that blends two weeks online and two weeks of residency at CGU and includes practicum sessions at Los Angeles area institutions. Academically rigorous, the program emphasizes leadership development, strategy, organizational culture, diversity and inclusion, and change management.

For more information, and to apply, visit:

Gender Equity in Museums Movement

The Gender Equity in Museums Movement launches a platform for individuals and representatives from the museum field to be progressive agents of change by pledging to take an active role to end sexual harassment in the museum workplace. The pledge is available now on, and on the GEMM website.

The pledge includes a commitment to practice zero tolerance for discrimination, harassment, and sexual violence, refrain from sexist and disrespectful language, act as an educational ambassador on issues surrounding sexism and consent in the museum field. The pledge is a resource for the museum world to identify individuals committed to ending sexual harassment in the workplace. 

GEMM states that it is important to sign the pledge because “We believe everyone on the gender spectrum is a strong and valuable resource for museums and heritage institutions; we all need to play our role in making society a better place, to no longer play the quiet bystander.” 

To read and sign the pledge to end sexual harassment in the museum workplace, visit

About GEMM

The Gender Equity in Museums Movement (GEMM) is a coalition of individuals and organizations committed to raising awareness, affecting change, and championing transparency about gender equity in the museum workplace. To learn more about GEMM please visit; Join our Facebook Group!

AAM Annual Meeting Event Submission Process Now Open

Dear colleagues,

As AAM affiliates, we encourage you to submit and host events at our Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo.

This year’s meeting will be held in San Francisco on May 17-20. The affiliate event submission process for the 2020 Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo is now open. You can find this year’s guidelines, and the submission link on our website, through the link below.


We are looking forward to San Francisco, and hope you will join us!

Please let us know if you have any questions.


Clara Allen

Meeting and Events Manager

T: 202-218-7708 |  F: 202-289-6578

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

American Alliance of Museums

2451 Crystal Drive, Suite 1005

Arlington, VA 22202

South Street Seaport Intern Opportunities

The Seaport Museum in New York is looking for 2/3 collection management and/or archives interns for the upcoming Winter/Spring semester, mid-January to mid-May 2020.
The internship is unpaid, and it’s primary for college credits.

The Seaport Museum is dedicated to document the history of New York City’s port, from its earliest days in the 17th century, until today. The Museum houses exhibition galleries, two working nineteenth century print shops, a large collections of works of art and artifacts, archives, and a maritime reference library, and a fleet of historic ships docked on Pier 16.

The Collections Department is currently in the middle of the first wall-to-wall inventory in over two decades of its 28,000+ collections including paintings; drawings, prints and photographs; ship models; and historic artifacts; and a 65,000+ archival collections, including business and ship documents, manuscripts and ephemera. The intern will be able to have hands-on collections care, cataloging, research and digitization experiences, as well as have the possibility to meet with other department heads, participate in meetings, assist in general Museum events, and attend professional development outings in other museums, archives and libraries.

Please forward the posting attached to any current or past students and interns of yours, that might be interested.
More information could be also found here:

Museums+ Heritage: International Project of the Year Award

On your marks for the 'Oscars' of the museums world

Has 2019 been a great year for your museum?

The Museums + Heritage Awards celebrate the very best museum projects, regardless of size, location or budget.

Have you and your colleagues been working hard to design and deliver exhibitions which are risk-taking and brand-stretching? Are you proud of your new permanent gallery or your new approach to temporary or touring exhibitions? Is your organisation seeing the benefits of your colleagues’ fresh thinking and hard work? Get the recognition you deserve by entering one of two International Project of the Year Awards

If you’re within the UK check out the other 11 categories here​.

Deadline for entry is Friday 31 January 2020 and it is really simple, just click on the button below for all the details.

How to enter the 2020 Awards

With thanks to our partners and sponsors:

AIM partners of the Volunteers of the Year
BECK, sponsors of the Awards After Party
Displayways sponsor the Temporary/Touring Exhibition Award
Hall of Fame

USS Constitution Museum Seeks Nominations for 2020 Don Turner Award

The USS Constitution Museum is now accepting nominations for its 2020 Don Turner Award. Established in 1991, this award is named in honor of Don Turner, a former head of USS Constitution Maintenance and Repair Facility. It recognizes his singular contribution toward the preservation of “Old Ironsides” and the skills that built her, as well as his knowledge of and dedication to the ancient art of shipbuilding.

Mr. Turner was the first recipient of this award named in his honor. Since then, the Museum has honored others who are similarly dedicated to maritime preservation and advances in ship construction and design. Some recent recipients of the Don Turner Award include Elizabeth E. Meyer (2011), Peter M. Stanford (2012), Harold Burnham (2013), Ralph W. Stanley (2013), Nathaniel S. Wilson (2014), the Charles W. Morgan Restoration team (2014), Maine Windjammer Fleet (2015), Meghan E. Wren (2016), Naval History & Heritage Command Detachment Boston (2017), the PT-305 Restoration team from the National WWII Museum (2018), and the Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey Association (2019).

The USS Constitution Museum presents this award to a person or team of people (professional or amateur) who have contributed significantly to efforts to preserve important vessels or who have made significant contributions to our knowledge and understanding of ship design and construction.

If you would like to submit a nomination for this award, please send an email to the Museum’s Awards Committee at Please include the name of your nominee and a short paragraph (100-250 words) explaining how the nominee has made significant contributions to efforts to preserve important vessels or to our knowledge and understanding of ship design and construction. Nominations are due by 4:00 pm on Tuesday, November 5, 2019.

If you have any questions, please contact the Awards Committee at or call (617) 426-1812 ext. 125.