By Karen Carter *** In these troubled times it seems really important to go back to reading lists from my university days on African, African-American and Caribbean writers and history. I need to revisit these books partly to help me find my centre and also to help me advise young people on the gaps in […]

By Andrea Iaroc *** I remember how I felt the first time I realized I could read… it was wonderful! It was impossible not to become the type of reader that I am; avid and focused. Whenever things get murky (intellectually, emotionally, or professionally) I tend to do extensive research until my mind is saturated […]

While The International Coalition of Sites of Conscience has been active since 1999, I am addressing their work today because what they do is crucial to and resonant with our current national moment.  They offer a hopeful example for many in the museum field who are here for the “long game” of building collective power to use memory […]

As the Incluseum enters its 5th year (!) we continue to publish new content from some amazing museum folks. Additionally, we are always working on projects in parallel. This year there have been new opportunities to travel to museums, conferences and events where we have been able to share about the Incluseum’s work and values as well as organize […]

By Angela E. Medrano *** I stood there. My feet were planted – absolutely cemented – to the floor. I was located in the Latin American Art galleries, fourth floor at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). As I walked along my ascribed 50-minute gallery tour, my eyes could not help but scan […]

By Trish Oxford and Sarita Hernández *** In early Autumn, nikhil trivedi organized a panel on “Creating Anti-Oppressive Spaces On-line” for the Museums Computer Network 2016 conference that was focused on “the human-centered museum.” Through this panel, we were in conversation with Sina Bahram (@SinaBahram), Eric Gardner (@ecgardner), Fari Nzinga (@fari_nzinga), and nikhil trivedi (@nikhiltri) […]

This week we are pleased to welcome guest blogger Emily Meikle, recent graduate of the Master of Museum Studies Program at the University of Toronto! I met Emily and heard about her work while attending sessions at the Ontario Museums Association Annual Meeting where I gave a keynote workshop together with Porchia Moore about designing (and […]

We are excited to share some year-end fun today: Incluseum swag! Incluseum tote bags are now available for sale here. If you get one, post a selfie of you sporting it & tag us!

This week on the blog we are pleased to host the work of Dr. fari nzinga. This content was originally presented as an MCN talk in November in New Orleans. fari’s discussion of public trust surfaces critical questions of “Who is/has been understood to be ‘the public’?” & “How can trust be built between the public […]

I posted the following to Facebook for The Incluseum on November 9, 2016 at 11:30am (original post here.) It was important that this statement also be permanently available here on the Incluseum blog. – Aletheia This post is to acknowledge the fear, anger, mourning and disillusionment that is reverberating in our nation and, needless to say, […]