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The Power of Labeling: Launching An Online Incluseum Exhibit

The Incluseum has been expanding lately; partnering with new regular blog contributors, as well as participating in public art projects and guest editing a journal focused on social issues and museums.  We have had aspirations to expand the function of the Incluseum blog into a project that includes more real-time programming. We thought long and hard […]

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The Museum as Kaleidoscope

In her last couple posts, our regular contributor Porchia Moore encouraged us to re-think how we speak of and envision diversity and open authority in museums. This month, she shares with us her vision for what she has coined the “Kaleidoscope Museum”, a museum that is, at its core, racially diverse and in which visitors of […]

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Increasing Access at the Royal Ontario Museum

Kate Zankowicz is a museum educator at the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) and a doctoral candidate at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto. She blogged for us back in November on object-based, multi-sensory learning at the ROM.  This week, she shares with us an interview she conducted with Elizabeth Novak, a Royal Ontario […]

Pictured are our Digital Storytellers: Isis Asare, Mian Carvin, Margaret Elisabeth, Jacque Larrainzar, Fia Gibbs, Petra Davis, Caleb Hernandez and Jourdan Keith.  Photo by Angelica Macklin.

Re-thinking Narrative Production in Museums through Digital Storytelling Workshops

The last couple blogpost we published focused on Revealing Queer, an exhibition currently on view at the Museum of Industry and History in Seattle, WA that was spearheaded by Queering the Museum (QTM) and relied on a community-based approach to curation (read: Part 1 and Part 2).  Today, we host Nicole Robert, Doctoral Candidate in Feminist Studies […]

Entry to Revealing Queer Exhibit. Photo courtesy of Barbie Hull Photography.

The Road to Revealing Queer: An Interview with Curator Erin Bailey, Part II

Recently, Jana Greenslit, Incluseum contributor and intern (read more about Jana on our About page) sat down with Erin Bailey to discuss the Revealing Queer exhibit at the Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI) and the project the exhibit emerged out of, Queering the Museum.  Because Revealing Queer has recently opened and is on view to the public we hope that […]

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The Road to Revealing Queer: An Interview with Curator Erin Bailey, Part I

Recently, Jana Greenslit, Incluseum contributor and intern (read more about Jana on our About page) sat down with Erin Bailey to discuss the Revealing Queer exhibit at the Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI) and the project the exhibit emerged out of, Queering the Museum.  Because Revealing Queer has recently opened and is on view […]

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Shifting Paradigms: The Case for Co-Creation and New Discourses of Participation

After a long break, we’re excited to  host our second blogpost from our regular contributor, Porchia Moore (find her first post here). This month, she discusses the topic of Open Authority in museums with a focus on what this concept might mean for communities of color as visitors. She invites us to think critically about […]

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A Family’s First Ticket to a Lifetime of Learning

A couple years ago, I heard a staff member from Cool Culture speak at the American Alliance of Museum Conference. I was, and still an, impressed by the work this New-York based organization is doing in terms of connecting low-income families with cultural institutions; essentially serving as a bridge and mediator. This week, we hear […]

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The Danger of the “D” Word: Museums and Diversity

We are so pleased to welcome Porchia Moore as a new regular Incluseum blog contributor this week. When we were introduced to Porchia’s work, which uses Critical Race Theory as a lens for understanding museum spaces as platforms for inclusion and explores intersections between culture, technology, information, and race, we got very excited! Porchia’s first guest post […]

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The Journey of Co-Creating Change Makers

We recently interviewed Nina Simon, director of the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History (MAH) and learned about the museum’s new teen program. This week, we are excited to introduce this program on the Incluseum! Our guest blogger, Emily Hope Dobkin, current Youth Programs Manager at the MAH, will share the process through which the program came […]

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