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Social Justice Alliance of Museums (SJAM)

About a year ago, we came across the Social Justice Alliance for Museums (SJAM), a project led by National Museums Liverpool. SJAM is a growing international network of museums and similar organizations that have come together to affirm that museums can play a role in attaining greater social justice. The website hosts several examples of how […]

Racial Equity Resources

Our friends at the City of Seattle’s Race and Social Justice Initiative put together a list of selected resources related to racial equity we thought we’d share here. And since we’re on the topic, I would like to recommend The People’s Institute‘s workshop Undoing Institutional Racism to all museum professionals, especially those interested in working […]

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Museumopolis: Teens Research and Prototype Museums of the Future

We are late to the Museumopolis party!  Museumopolis was a project that brought together 15 New York state public high school teens back in 2013 to ask and research the question “What’s the role of a museum in a city?” The project was part of the Center for Urban Pedagogy’s Urban Investigations research and design […]

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Kerry James Marshall’s Commentary on Museums

This video isn’t new, but is worth re-visiting: You can hear more from Kerry James Marshall here.

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4 Steps for Successful Museum Social Work

For over a year, Zac Stocks has been researching social work and the different contexts in which it is practiced by museums. This research was the basis of his recently completed thesis at the University of Washington’s School of Museology.  Before completing his Master’s Degree at UW Zac worked at museums for a number of years and […]

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We Can’t Outsource Empathy Part II: Qualities of the Empathetic Museum

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 II of Jennings’ thoughtful two-part response to AAM’s newly released diversity and […]

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We Can’t Outsource Empathy Part I: Thoughts on AAM’s Diversity and Inclusion Policy

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 […]

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“Radio Magica Libera Tutti!”: an innovative and inclusive project to guarantee children playful digital accessibility to the artistic heritage of the Veneto region

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 […]

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Series on Multiculturalism in Museums on ArtMuseumTeaching.com

Throughout the month of August, ArtMuseumTeaching.com 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 […]

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Looking for a job? Cool Culture is hiring!

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 […]

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