Well, look who’s hosting the world’s largest gathering of museum professionals. Oh you know, just Baltimore. This week, nearly 5,000 museum professionals from 64 countries will be descending on our fair city for the American Alliance of Museums’ (AAM) Annual Meeting & Museum Expo. But what does this have to do with you? With the average non-museum-professional Baltimorean? Well, these museum people don’t just keep the good stuff for themselves, of course. That’s their whole bag—sharing knowledge, culture, and treasures with the rest of us. So as the city swells this week with these museum professional-types, local museums will likely swell with visitors—taking advantage of special deals, tours, and events all week.
There are so many specials and events going on this week that we couldn’t possibly list them all here. But some highlights include Buy One, Get One Free admission offers, a free walking tour of Mount Vernon and an outdoor art festival in Druid Hill Park, and behind-the-scenes educational tours. There are even opportunities to volunteer if you want to actually get in on the action and rub elbows with the museum set. Many of our favorite local institutions are participating, including the American Visionary Art Museum, Baltimore Museum of Industry, B&O Railroad Museum, Maryland Historical Society, Maryland Science Center, Maryland Zoo in Baltimore, National Aquarium in Baltimore, Port Discovery Children’s Museum, Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African-American History & Culture, the BMA, and the Walters Art Museum.
For details on Baltimore Museum Week, visit www.baltimore.org/museumweek.
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