Jeff Hesley, Occupy the Amendment, 2014, Artistic Data Visualization

In conjunction with our current exhibition, The Power of Labeling, we are pleased to present you with Exhibit Focus Fridays! Every Friday for the next few weeks, we will highlight an aspect of the exhibition, for example, a specific piece, an interview with an artist, a reflection regarding our process, and so on. This week we are featuring the […]

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This month, our regular contributor Porchia Moore highlights two collaborative programs carried out by the Columbia Museum of Art in South Carolina. She proposes that cross-institutional partnerships like the ones described below might hold greater inclusive potential than any single one of these organizations could achieve on its own. Have you ever participated in cross-institutional partnerships? What was […]

Jessica Rubenacker, The Monarch Butterfly, 2005. 30 in x 10 in, mixed media

In conjunction with our current exhibition, The Power of Labeling, we are pleased to present you with Exhibit Focus Fridays! Every Friday for the next few weeks, we will highlight an aspect of the exhibition, for example, a specific piece, an interview with an artist, a reflection regarding our process, and so on. This week, for our […]

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In addition to our exhibition The Power of Labeling, we’ve recently hosted several blog posts that explored language and the power of words and labels. Porchia Moore, for example, discussed how words like “diversity” hold implicit meanings and I (Rose) wrote about how the MAH’s reframing museums jobs through the wording of their job descriptions. This […]

The Power of Labeling exhibit landing page. To visit the exhibit click the image.

As you might have picked up by now, the Incluseum rethinks how institutional cultural spaces operate. Wanting to expand beyond the blog and experiment with a traditional museum function, we asked: What would a digital exhibition look like and what would its process be if inclusion is THE central and driving value? This question led […]

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The following post is as much candid reflection on the status quo in museums as it is,we feel, a call to action. Hannah Hong Frelot names the inequitable status quo in museums, focusing in on pervasive racial inequity, and presents the ways we may address these inequities directly. A trap for museums is to fall into complacency. […]

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Are you a museum educator working towards greater inclusion in your museum? Kate Zankowicz, Museum Educator at the Royal Ontario Museum and regular Incluseum blogger is looking to form a panel on inclusion in museums for the California Association of Museums and is seeking your participation! Kate: I’m looking for a few collaborators for a […]

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Conferences can be both exciting and overwhelming. The first time I attended AAM, I remember having a hard time meeting people to talk and make connections with about what matters most to me, inclusion in museums. This year, in addition to presentation sessions pertaining broadly to the topic, there are several opportunities you can take […]

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Through my work with the Incluseum, I’ve become convinced that all aspects of the museum-as-we-know-it will have to be transformed (sometimes even revolutionized) if the value of inclusion is to become a central and foundational commitment. This is why I get excited when I come across what I call “museum ways of being” that deviate from the […]

This month, our regular contributor Porchia Moore expands on the concept of Radical Trust she introduced in her last blog post for us. This form of trust is fundamental to her vision of the Kaleidoscope Museums, a museum that is, at its core, racially diverse and in which visitors of all backgrounds see themselves reflected in […]

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