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Annual Conference

Building the Future

Written by Sean Smith Earlier today, Alex McDowell, an award-winning narrative designer who works at the intersection of design, technology, and storytelling, helped kick off the 2016 ASTC Annual Conference by delivering a keynote address at the Opening Plenary Session in the Tampa Convention Center. In keeping with the “storytelling” aspect of this work, McDowell,... Read More

Congratulations to the 2016 ASTC Diversity and Leadership Development Fellows

ASTC is excited to welcome its 2016 Diversity and Leadership Development Fellows—including nine New Fellows and four Alumni Fellows—to the 2016 ASTC Annual Conference in Tampa, Florida. The Fellows are museum professionals from underrepresented groups who are attending ASTC 2016 to gain professional development experiences, a broader peer network, and the chance to hone their... Read More

Meet the 2016 McGrath Fellows

ASTC’s Global Committee has chosen three recipients of this year’s Lee Kimche McGrath Worldwide Fellowship. Named for ASTC’s first executive director, the Fellowship helps emerging professionals from outside the United States attend ASTC’s Annual Conference. The program has received significant financial support from the Gelfand family, which is supporting the creation of several science centers... Read More

Welcome to Tampa

Nearly 1,500 attendees (with more to come) from around the world have gathered in Tampa, Florida, for the 2016 ASTC Annual Conference, hosted by the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI). With over 100 sessions and workshops, a keynote presentation by award-winning narrative designer Alex McDowell, poster sessions, and more, ASTC 2016 promises to be... Read More

No Money, No Mission: Strategies for building a financially strong museum

“Talk about money, and everybody shows up!” Ann Metzger remarked to a standing-room-only crowd at the Monday morning ASTC 2015 session “No Money, No Mission: Strategies for building a financially strong museum.” Metzger, the Henry Buhl, Jr., co-director of Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Science Center, convened a group of chief executives to discuss the “nitty gritty” details... Read More

A Growing Network: Year 1 of the YOUMedia Learning Labs Online Community

Written by Lesley Markam On Monday October 19, the YOUMedia Learning Labs team showcased their year-old YOUMedia Learning Labs Online Community. The community has emerged from the successful Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and MacArthur Foundation-funded Learning Labs in Libraries and Museums project that developed learning labs for teens in 24 museums and... Read More