Author Archives: the incluseum

When You Worked At A Museum

As museums look to create more equitable work environments, we are excited to see that museum workers are coming from a variety of backgrounds, majors, and industries. The museum field benefits so much by this diversity of thought, experience and perspective. But we (Priya Frank, Director of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, Seattle Art Museum + […]

When you worked at a museum

As museums look to create more equitable work environments, we are excited to see that museum workers are coming from a variety of backgrounds, majors, and industries. The museum field benefits so much by this diversity of thought, experience and perspective. But we (Priya Frank, Director of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion + Aletheia Wittman, Incluseum […]

Announcing the MASS Action Accountability Campaign

Today, MASS Action is publicly announcing an Accountability campaign. “We were curious, after the carefully-crafted social media posts were made, and the audience’s responses dutifully monitored and managed, what is happening inside these museums? Are institutions still engaged in the anti-racism solidarity work that they signaled on social media? With these questions in mind, we […]

When you worked at a museum

As museums look to create more equitable work environments, we are excited to see that museum workers are coming from a variety of backgrounds, majors, and industries. The museum field benefits so much by this diversity of thought, experience and perspective. But we (Priya Frank, Director of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at the Seattle Art […]

Book announcement – Inclusive Curating in Contemporary Art: A Practical Guide

We recently spoke to British museum professional and academic Jade French (twitter: @jadefrench and instagram: @french.jade) about her new book Inclusive Curating in Contemporary Art. We asked her to reflect on how her book contributes to the demystification of curation and what she learned from the artist-curators she worked with to create the 2017 exhibit […]

Reflexive Cartography: Or, A Ritual For the Dying Museum Landscape – The Socio-political Impact of Change in Museums

This blogpost is authored by Dr. Porchia Moore, who has been an Advisor and Regular Contributing Writer to The Incluseum for many years. This post is Part 2 in a 3-part series…so stay tuned! You can read Part 1 here. Dr. Moore is Department Head and Assistant Professor of Museum Studies at the University of […]

“Confronting Ourselves Together” at the RISD Museum

We say a special thanks to Kajette, Lily and MJ at the RISD Museum for contacting us to share their work and their willingness to revisit their original article from last year to add the following reflections. Offering Incluseum readers this sharp lens, informed by the museum landscape we are now operating within, allows us […]

Cartography: A Black Woman’s Response to Museums in the Time of Racial Uprising

This blogpost is authored by Dr. Porchia Moore, who has been an Advisor and Regular Contributing Writer to The Incluseum for many years. This post in the first of what will be a 3-part series. You can read Part 2 here. Dr. Moore is Department Head and Assistant Professor of Museum Studies at the University […]

Voices from The Incluseum Forum

The Incluseum’s mission is to advance “new ways of being a museum through dialogue, community building and collaborative practice related to inclusion in museums.” But how have we been doing this over the last 8 years? One key way we have fostered this dialogue is by offering a forum for emerging voices and thought leaders […]

So, where are we with cultivating inclusion in our museums? The quest to bridge theory to practice for moving forward

I realize that this Incluseum blogpost comes at an unprecedented AND uncomfortable moment., The current circumstances with the coronavirus pandemic are particularly challenging for the museum field worldwide. Our museums are ‘paused’ and we find ourselves working from home or temporarily furloughed at best. Or else perhaps, museum leaders have to envision restructuring or, at […]