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More than “Access”: Extending Digitization for Inclusion

On Wednesday March 4th, 2015, I had the opportunity to hear Anne Balsamo give a presentation at the University of Washington. For those of you who don’t know Anne Balsamo, she is a cultural theorist and media designer and serves as the Dean of the School of Media Studies at the New School for Public […]

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Michelle Obama, “Activism”, and Museum Employment: Part I

Over the next few weeks, a handful of Incluseumers will reflect on and unify three topics that are usually treated as separate. At the end of each post, we’ll attach a worksheet with suggestions for how to work through some of the ideas we discuss. You can download and print these worksheets to initiate conversations […]

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Reflecting on AAM

Last Wednesday was a busy day for Incluseum folks! Margaret Middleton, Porchia Moore, and I (Rose) gave a presentation at the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) annual meeting in Atlanta entitled “Using our Words: Inclusive Language and Social Value”. That same day, Aletheia delivered a lightning talk at the Seattle Cultural Congress on the Incluseum […]

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How Do We Turn the Social Justice Lens Inward? A Conversation About Internal Museum Labor Practices

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 […]

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For the Love of Al Green: Revisiting Bunch’s “Flies in the Buttermilk” 15 Years On

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 […]

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Announcing the Department of Inclusion and Community Engagement at the Minnesota Historical Society: Part II

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 […]

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Announcing the Department of Inclusion and Community Engagement at the Minnesota Historical Society: Part I

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 […]

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Pre-Conference Dialogue on the AAM Diversity and Inclusion Policy Statement

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 […]

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High Art Connect: Blogging for Social Engagement at the High Museum of Art

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? […]

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What’s Next for the AAM Diversity and Inclusion Policy?

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 […]

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