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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 […]


As you might have gathered by now, we’ve been publishing a new blogpost every day this week in preparation for the 2015 AAM Annual Meeting. Today, we hear from our regular contributor, Porchia Moore. As she’s getting ready to attend her first AAM Annual Meeting, she’s been compelled to revisit Lonnie Bunch’s 2000 essay “Flies in the […]

2013 Museum Fellows at the NMAI storage facility in Suitland, MD.

This is Chris Taylor’s second post to the Incluseum about his work creating the Department of Inclusion and Community Engagement at the Minnesota Historical Society. You can read Part I here. You can also access DICE’s Mission, Vision, and Values document here for more detail. What do you think? Do you have something similar at […]

2012 Museum Fellows meet with founding director of National Museum of History and Culture Dr. Lonnie Bunch.

Over the last several months, we have been in touch with Chris Taylor of the Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) and are excited to share with all of you the tremendous work that has gone into the creation of the Department of Inclusion and Community Engagement (DICE) at MNHS! This is the first department of its kind […]


Aletheia and I are part of the American Alliance of Museums’ Diversity Committee (DivCom), one of the Alliance’s professional networks. On Friday, DivCom hosted its first Webinar via Google Hangout Air to generate a discussion about the Alliance’s new-ish diversity and inclusion policy statement (watch below). While we experienced a few bumps with Hangout Air, the session […]

High Art Connect Blog. Screen Capture: Nina Pelaez.

The buzz of the AAM Annual Meeting in Atlanta is upon us!  The Incluseum is gearing up by participating in this Friday’s DivCom Google Hangout on Air that will dig into the future of AAM’s Diversity and Inclusion Policy. And what better time to spotlight emerging work happening in Atlanta at the High Museum of Art? […]


AAM’s Diversity Committee (DivCom) Presents: A Pre-AAM Annual Meeting Dialogue: What’s Next for the AAM Diversity and Inclusion Policy? Friday, April 17 at 2 pm Eastern/11 am Pacific Time – Event page here! DivCom invites you to a Google Hangout on Air where we will generate rich discussion around AAM’s new Diversity and Inclusion Policy prior […]

My Favorite Things Tour, Indigenous Beauty Exhibit.

A few weeks back I had the pleasure to be invited to lead an Incluseum inspired My Favorite Things Tour of Indigenous Beauty, a traveling exhibit of Native American works from the Diker Collection, now on view at the Seattle Art Museum. I wanted to use this post to share the notes I used for […]


This week, we feature Emily Dawson’s third and final blogpost exploring how exclusion is manifested and perpetuated in museums. After examining how different groups experience barriers to inclusion in her first post and exploring what an equity lens can add to museum practice in her second post, Emily’s third post reminds us that authentic inclusion will require […]


Most of us are well aware that there are a number of barriers to visiting and feeling welcomed in museums. Many of these barriers, however, might be invisible to us as they are deeply rooted in the Western, Euro-centric values and ways-of-being our museums are founded on. Moreover, as staff and community members, we might […]


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