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Why think about equity and museums?

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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Museums and the Reproduction of Disadvantage

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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March 12 My Favorite Things Tour at SAM

Aletheia is representing the Incluseum and leading a My Favorite Things Tour at the Seattle Art Museum next week!  Join her at 6:30pm on Thursday, March 12 for this personal/opinionated exploration of several works on view in SAM’s new exhibit Indigenous Beauty. Tours meet on the 3rd floor near the top of the escalators. The tour is […]

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Discovering Our Inclusion Model: The National Public Housing Museum

This year I was fortunate to meet Todd Palmer, Associate Director and Curator, and Daniel Ronan, Manager of Public Engagement at the National Public Housing Museum (NPHM) in Chicago.  I had only recently heard about this ongoing Museum project and couldn’t wait to hear more from these great folks about a museum that describes itself like this: The […]

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Paradigms of Publicness Part I: The Case for Social Justice

Last week on our blog we heard from Incluseum blogger nikhil trivedi who wrote about oppression and how work to end oppression is distinctly tied to the goals of museums who wish to serve “everybody.” On The Incluseum blog we often talk about socially inclusive practices that museums can use to combat oppression – reinvest […]

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Introducing Museum of Impact

We just met Monica Montgomery who is involved with many amazing projects in New York, including the Museum of Impact, a people powered, purpose driven, social justice museum (!!!). Today we’re excited to help promote the Museum of Impact’s first event, a dialogue with New York based activists taking place on 2/16. Tune in to hear […]

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Oppression: A Museum Primer

As some of you know, we recently collaborated with a group of museum bloggers to draft a joint statement about the responsibility we believe museums have to respond the events like those that took place in Ferguson (i.e., police brutality disproportionality targeting Black men, etc.). We then took this statement a step further with a […]

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Twitter Chat: #museumsrespondtoferguson

We’re back from our short break! And to get us going again, we’re picking up where we left off: Museums responding to Ferguson. In our last post, we mentioned there had been a significant amount of discussion taking place on Twitter through the hashtag #museumsrespondtoferguson. In fact, a couple cool museum peeps–Aleia Brown and Adrianne Russell, coordinated […]

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Joint Statement from Museum Bloggers and Colleagues on Ferguson and Related Events

A couple weeks ago, a group of museum and arts bloggers (including Incluseumers) got together digitally to draft a joint statement urging U.S. museums to respond to events like those that recently took place in Ferguson and beyond. At this time of escalating outcry about police brutality and unnecessary use of force targeting black people, […]

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Responding to the Events in Ferguson and Beyond: The Northwest African American Museum’s Example

In the weeks that have followed the grand jury’s decision not to indict Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of unarmed teen Michael Brown, museums and museum professionals across the country have been wondering how to respond. A twitter hashtag, #MuseumsRespondToFerguson, was launched the day after the verdict announcement to promote and […]

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