All posts by Jamie Durana

New CCLI cohort wraps up kickoff meeting

Last week, the seventh cohort of CCLI (Cultural Competence Learning Institute) met in Washington, DC, to kick off their efforts toward advancing cultural competency at their institutions. The six museums selected for the competitive program are: The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, Amherst, Massachusetts Grand Rapids Children’s Museum, Michigan Living History Farms, Urbandale,... Read More

Museums aim to build diversity among leadership

Most museum directors believe increasing the diversity of boards of trustees is important to advancing their mission, according to a 2017 survey conducted by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) and BoardSource. Museums are eager to address diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion (DEAI) issues at the leadership level, but may not always be sure where... Read More

Science centers and museums celebrate ISCSMD 2019

From original videos to free admission days to special family activities, museums marked International Science Center and Science Museum Day in a wide variety of ways: Domus, Museos Científicos Coruñeses in A Coruña, Spain, opened a new exhibit, Bocados, with several activities on water, equality, and health: preparing meals, an interactive screen display, and origami. Mid-Hudson... Read More

How Will You Celebrate International Science Center and Science Museum Day?

Each year on November 10, International Science Center and Science Museum Day (ISCSMD) celebrates the idea that engaging all people in science and technology encourages action towards sustainability rooted in diversity, equity, and inclusion. Toward this end, ISCSMD promotes the awareness and advancement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. ISDSMD highlights the work science... Read More

ASTC 2019 session videos

As we reflect on the 2019 ASTC Annual Conference, we are once again grateful for the passion, knowledge, and collaborative spirit of our field. Thank you to everyone who joined us in Toronto! This year, we recorded several plenary and concurrent sessions. Follow the links below to view these sessions. Keynote and Plenary Sessions Opening Keynote... Read More

Welcome to Toronto

More than 1,500 attendees from all over the world are making their way to Toronto for the 2019 ASTC Annual Conference, hosted by the incredible Ontario Science Centre. Here are just a few of the many highlights coming up during this four-day festival of learning, networking, and sharing: a Saturday morning keynote address by experienced... Read More