Author Archives: the incluseum

A family participates in museum activities through the Access Membership Program at the Children's Museum of Indianapolis.  Photo Credit: Children's Museum of Indianapolis.

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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AAM’s Diversity and Inclusion Policy Statement Part 2

This week, we feature part 2 of our interview with William Harris, Senior Vice President of Development and Marketing at California Science Center Foundation and  Vice Chair of the AAM Board of Directors and Auntaneshia Staveloz, State and Community Partnerships Manager at American Alliance of Museums and Board Officer at the Association of African American Museums regarding AAM’s […]

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AAM’s Diversity and Inclusion Policy Statement Part 1

In February, the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) released a diversity and inclusion policy statement. Since then, Aletheia and I have been involved in many conversations with other museum professionals about what this policy statement is all about and what it means for AAM and its members. To gain a little clarity on these questions, I […]

Pop up Museum "Celebrating the Voyage" at the Santa Cruz Harbor.

Pop-Up Museums in Santa Cruz

A couple years ago, Michelle DelCarlo blogged for the Incluseum about her pop-up museum model. Since then, the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History (MAH) has adopted and adapted this temporary museum model, popping up all around town. We continue to believe this alternative way of being a museum holds great potential in terms […]

Model angiaaq kits. Photo credit: Sven Haakanson.

Repatriating Knowledge: Connecting Museums and Communities Part 2

Last week, we discussed the work that Sven Haakanson has been doing to repatriate knowledge from the museum to the community (read here). At the time, he was on his way to Cape Alitak on Kodiak Island to teach an angiaaq making workshop to a group of young people. This week, we feature a brief […]

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