Low voter participation rate results in 3.4% of 37,487 eligible American Alliance of Museums voters deciding to remove Member voting rights.
American Alliance of Museums members are urged to vote AGAINST changes to AAM governing documents proposed by the Board of Directors.
This post presents concerns & questions on the American Alliance of Museums’ proposed amendments to its governing documents that will eliminate AAM member rights to vote on any AAM governance or other matters. AAM members are urged to attend very closely to all of the changes so as to be fully informed when casting their vote by the 28 June 2019 deadline.
The American Alliance of Museums now provides access to its Constitution & Bylaws on-line.
Context here, AAM Ethics, Standards, & Professional Practices / Leadership & Organizational Structure Standards / Documentation: “As evidence that good governance practices are in place and to demonstrate that the museum is meeting the Core Standards, museums should have the following documents: . . . [bullet point] Bylaws, constitution, will or other documentation under which the museum is governed.” . . . Following the above, the Ethics, Standards, & Best Practices section states: “ensure museums hold themselves accountable to their peers and their publics.”
American Alliance of Museums members are constitutionally prohibited from proposing resolutions on many matters of vital concern at AAM annual meetings. Constitutional amendments to provide expanded rights to members are recommended.
American Alliance of Museums members attending the Annual Meeting in Phoenix are urged to present resolutions directing the AAM to present plans to address gender pay & other working conditions problems in museums.