Author Archives: the incluseum

The 5 Dysfunctions of a Team.” In black ink is drawn a pyramid split into five horizontal slices. The slice of base of the pyramid is labeled “Absense of Trust.” The slice above it reads “Fear of Conflict,” then “Lack of Committment,” then “Avoidance of Accountability.” Finally, the slice at top of the pyramid reads “Inattention to Results.

Uncovering White Supremacy Culture in Museum Work

 By Hannah Heller, nikhil trivedi and Joanne Jones-Rizzi *** Introduction Before we dive in, we’ll begin with a brief example of white supremacy culture in a situation encountered by friend and colleague Joanne Jones-Rizzi, Vice President of Science, Equity, and Education at the Science Museum of Minnesota: WHEN IS IT NOT WHITENESS? White supremacy culture […]

Feeling Van Gogh – Making Vincent van Gogh’s Art Accessible

Today, we hear from Harma van Uffelen, curator of education at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. She shares about a multi-sensory program that the museum has developed to make the art of Van Gogh more accessible to individuals with visual impairments. *** Feeling Van Gogh is a program developed by the Van Gogh Museum […]

Happy New Year and Looking to 2020

Happy New Year and Decade! As we move into a new year, we wanted to share with you an updated of what last year brought and what’s on our mind for the months ahead.  New Project in 2019: Online Reading Group In 2019, along with our regular publication activities, the Incluseum – with Rose’s project […]

Expanding Care: Curation in the Age of Engagement

This piece first appeared in the Summer 2017 issue of Fwd:Museums Journal, a publication edited and produced by the U. of Illinois at Chicago museum and exhibition studies program. Fwd:Museums allows authors to retain copyright, giving me the opportunity to republish here. Recently, I (Aletheia) have been returning to these ideas and influences to reflect on where my thinking has grown and changed and where it has remained – in some form – the same. Fwd:Museums is now accepting submissions (deadline is January 5, 2020) for their next issue, “Home.”

Factories of Stories

We are pleased to publish the writing of Simona Bodo, an Italian researcher and consultant. A few years ago, we had published her writing on intercultural dialogue, which you can find here. Below, she shares about her recent work with the Uffizi Galleries in Florence, Italy and their journey to activate the collections and the […]

Exhibitions for Social Justice

Today’s blogpost is a fantastic follow up to all the #MassActionReadingGroup content that we’ve published over the last few months. We hear from Elena Gonzales, PhD about her recently released book Exhibitions for Social Justice. Below, she describes her book, shares her motivations for writing it, and lets you know where you can find it. **** […]

Call for support for Adrianne

Our dear friend Adrianne Russell reached out to folks on Twitter for financial support during a tough time of job loss, housing loss, and a large amount of hospitalization costs. This is a call to support her request for financial support, and a note of appreciation for Adrianne as a caring, thoughtful agitator for social […]

#MassActionReadingGroup: Chapter 8

And here is the final chapter of the MASS Action Toolkit! Thank you to all those who have participated in the online reading group. We hope that you will join us for the final tweetchat on 08/05 at 12pm Eastern. *** Change-Making through Pedagogy Authors: Alyssa Greenberg, Anniessa Antar, Elisabeth Callihan Including interviews with educators: […]

#MassActionReadingGroup: Chapter 7

We’re arriving at the end of the Toolkit…this is the chapter before last. Happy reading! ** Collections: How We Hold the Stuff We Hold in Trust Authors: Joy Bivens, Ben Garcia, Porchia Moore, nikhil trivedi, Aletheia Wittman The authors challenge traditional thinking about museum collecting practices, calling the field to shift from a focus on […]

#MassActionReadingGroup: Chapter 6

…And here’s chapter 6! Thank you for you patience with this being a few days late. Happy Reading! *** Sharing Authority: Creating Content and Experiences Written by C. Lashaw, E. Orantes This chapter discusses issues and strategies useful in museum efforts to remain relevant while responding to societal and demographic shifts. The chapter discusses the […]