The Incluseum has long-admired Gretchen Jennings’ writing and advocacy for the framework of the “empathetic museum.”  But what is the Empathetic Museum and how can that idea be applied to current discourse surrounding diversity and inclusion in museums?  This guest post is Part I of Jennings’ thoughtful two-part response to AAM’s newly released diversity and […]

When I was in Venice a couple weeks ago, I had the pleasure of meeting Elena Rocco, Assistant Professor at the University of Venice Ca’ Foscari. She shared with me her project called Radio Magica, an innovative web radio and digital library for children of all abilities that has recently combined the power of storytelling with […]


Throughout the month of August, ran a series of blogposts related to the recently published book Multiculturalism in Art Museums Today. We have found the blogposts to be very interesting and wish to give them a boost on the Incluseum. Eggs, Oreos, & Solidarity: MCRP in Our Daily Lives by Melissa Crum, PhD. It’s Not Always […]


A few months ago, Melissa Davis, Social Media Fellow for Cool Culture, blogged about the wonderful work this organization does to increase access to cultural organizations in New-York City. Now, you have a chance to apply for one of the three positions Cool Culture is currently hiring for: Director of Development Grants Manager Education Manager All the best […]


This week, we feature part 2 of our interview with William Harris, Senior Vice President of Development and Marketing at California Science Center Foundation and  Vice Chair of the AAM Board of Directors and Auntaneshia Staveloz, State and Community Partnerships Manager at American Alliance of Museums and Board Officer at the Association of African American Museums regarding AAM’s […]


In February, the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) released a diversity and inclusion policy statement. Since then, Aletheia and I have been involved in many conversations with other museum professionals about what this policy statement is all about and what it means for AAM and its members. To gain a little clarity on these questions, I […]

Pop up Museum "Celebrating the Voyage" at the Santa Cruz Harbor.

A couple years ago, Michelle DelCarlo blogged for the Incluseum about her pop-up museum model. Since then, the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History (MAH) has adopted and adapted this temporary museum model, popping up all around town. We continue to believe this alternative way of being a museum holds great potential in terms […]

Model angiaaq kits. Photo credit: Sven Haakanson.

Last week, we discussed the work that Sven Haakanson has been doing to repatriate knowledge from the museum to the community (read here). At the time, he was on his way to Cape Alitak on Kodiak Island to teach an angiaaq making workshop to a group of young people. This week, we feature a brief […]

Angiaaq kits, sketch, and model

A little over 7 years ago, I moved to Kodiak, Alaska where I began working at the Alutiiq Museum and Archaeological Repository. At the time, the museum was in the midst of a collaboration with the Château-Musée de Boulogne-sur-Mer in France for the project Giinaquq: Like a Face. I felt lucky to join the museum at such an […]

Nishali Nanayakkara, Hunting Heron,
Batik-style illustration

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 or commentary by an artist or advisory committee member, a reflection regarding our process, and so on. […]


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