This week the digital edition of AAM’s latest issue of Museum Magazine was published online.  A letter to the editor from the Incluseum was included on page 6. Because not all our readers may receive the print copy or be able to access the digital copy, which requires AAM membership, we wanted to share our […]


While we wrote our post, Michelle Obama, Activism and Museum Employment Part II, we were also developing a tool we imagined could facilitate self-reflection and group conversations on the topic of activism. The direction that the post went in its discussion of activism, as well as the follow up exchange on twitter around diverging perspectives […]


Over the last few years, some of our blogposts have focused on the topic of intercultural dialogue, or how museums are devising and adopting strategies to facilitate exchange/dialogue between people of different cultural backgrounds. Simona Bodo introduced us to the theoretical underpinnings and practical application of intercultural dialogue in Europe and Patricia Lannes shared the project […]


In this post, Aletheia, Porchia, and Rose want to respond to Elizabeth Merritt’s March 26th, 2015 blogpost entitled On Morning Coffee and Activism that appeared on the Center for the Future of Museum Blog. Here, we want to challenge the idea that race/racism is one issue among many museums get to pick from and address. We […]


Today, we have the pleasure to share our friend Margaret Middleton‘s current project, the Trans Family Photo Gallery project, a traveling art exhibit for children featuring photos of a family with a transgender grandparent. This project, a collaboration with photograph Matthew Clowney, will open in July. There are several ways you can help with this exhibit, including […]

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For the last year, we’ve been working with the public art project ALL RISE that’s taking place at the site of the upcoming Seattle City Light’s Denny electrical substation in the Cascade Neighborhood in Seattle, WA. This project, commissioned with Seattle City Light % for Art funds and administered by the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, […]


On Wednesday March 4th, 2015, I had the opportunity to hear Anne Balsamo give a presentation at the University of Washington. For those of you who don’t know Anne Balsamo, she is a cultural theorist and media designer and serves as the Dean of the School of Media Studies at the New School for Public […]


Over the next few weeks, a handful of Incluseumers will reflect on and unify three topics that are usually treated as separate. At the end of each post, we’ll attach a worksheet with suggestions for how to work through some of the ideas we discuss. You can download and print these worksheets to initiate conversations […]


Last Wednesday was a busy day for Incluseum folks! Margaret Middleton, Porchia Moore, and I (Rose) gave a presentation at the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) annual meeting in Atlanta entitled “Using our Words: Inclusive Language and Social Value”. That same day, Aletheia delivered a lightning talk at the Seattle Cultural Congress on the Incluseum […]

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Will you be at the AAM annual meeting next week? Check out this “rogue”, conversation-based event on internal museum labor practices happening Tuesday 04/28 from 6:00-7:30 PM at the Ger-Art Gallery (more info below). See you there! * * * * This conversation cultivates a space for emerging museum professionals, graduate students, and museum staff […]


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