Author Archives: the incluseum

From Collections to Sponsorship: Notes on the Extractive Museum

Thinking about extraction in museums more broadly – from collecting practices to our ongoing complicity in extractive wealth – helps to highlight the significant challenges that lie ahead.

Introducing A Frame of Mind: A new podcast takes a hard look at race in America through the lens of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

A Frame of Mind is a new five-episode podcast that takes a hard look at race in America through the lens of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri. 

“Part memoir, part DEAI-framework”: A new book from author and expert Cecile Shellman to be released next month, February 2022

In this work, Shellman calls on decades of first-hand experience working throughout museums in myriad roles to present challenges facing museums, with a specific focus on the individual and systemic problems within our venerable institutions’ own walls.

Creating a Framework for Institutional Genealogy

Institutional Genealogy is a critical framework for assessing an organization’s origins, ancestors and older forms.

Register Now for [COLLECTIVE LIBERATION] Disrupt, Dismantle, Manifest (June 2 – 4, 2021)

#CollectiveLiberation is an opportunity for EVERYONE to shape and wholly transform the future of museums.

Call for Proposals: [COLLECTIVE LIBERATION] DISRUPT, DISMANTLE, MANIFEST

The legacies of colonial and racialized violence, and white supremacy broadly, express themselves in myriad ways in contemporary museum practice. Internal and external transformation is required for shifting systems of power; interrupting the cycle of abusive museum culture; and healing from traumatic histories.

New project seeks to elevate the experiences of BIPOC museum staff

This week The Incluseum is pleased to share a post about a new project that student and designer, Shuyu Fang, reached out to us about. We have been so glad to learn more about Shuyu’s vision for the project, her desire to hear directly from BIPOC museum staff about their experiences and invite BIPOC staff […]

Unfinished. Revisiting HORSE, a Pre-COVID Project to Support Social Action in Rural Museums: Part 4

This week, we are happy to share Zachary Stocks’ (@Museumorphosis) last piece in a 4-part series in which he presented the project he created called Heritage Organizations for Rural Social Equity (HORSE). In this post, he discusses the he last two steps of this methodology for rural museums to help create more equitable communities. Part 1 of this […]

Unfinished. Revisiting HORSE, a Pre-COVID Project to Support Social Action in Rural Museums PART 3

This week, Zachary Stocks (@Museumorphosis) continues to share with us a project he created called Heritage Organizations for Rural Social Equity (HORSE). This is the third part of a 4-part series. In this post, he present the first two steps of the four-part methodology for rural museums to help create more equitable communities. Part 1 of this […]

UNFINISHED. REVISITING HORSE, A PRE-COVID PROJECT TO SUPPORT SOCIAL ACTION IN RURAL MUSEUMS PART 2

This week, Zachary Stocks (@Museumorphosis) continues to share with us a project he created called Heritage Organizations for Rural Social Equity (HORSE). This is the second part of a 4-part series. In this post, he discusses the foundational philosophy behind HORSE, outlining why museums should serve as sites for social action, and why that work is […]