Category Best Practices

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.  Yet, despite decades of advocacy,  we keep repeating the same patterns. Why? […]

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 […]

Unfinished. Revisiting HORSE, a Pre-COVID Project to Support Social Action in Rural Museums Part 1

Over the next four blogposts, Zachary Stocks (@Museumorphosis) will be sharing with us a project he created called Heritage Organizations for Rural Social Equity (HORSE). We welcome this focus on smaller and rural cultural heritage organization since they often get left out of the greater conversations related to equity work in museums. Part 2 of […]

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: “From Small Wins to Sweeping Change: Internal Initiatives to Foster Equity, Inclusion, and Anti-Racism in Museums”

Editors Priya Frank (Seattle Art Museum) and Theresa Sotto (Hammer Museum) are seeking chapter authors to “From Small Wins to Sweeping Change: Internal Initiatives to Foster Equity, Inclusion, and Anti-Racism in Museums,” to inform a book proposal for the American Alliance of Museums with an anticipated publication date of 2022. This call for proposals is […]

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 + […]

MASS Action Analysis and Survey is Live!

A month ago, we shared a post about the launch of MASS Action’s accountability campaign. On Friday MASS Action shared the data, methodology and analysis behind their assessment of over 1000 accredited museum’s racial equity statements and commitments made over the course of this Summer in the midst of our nation’s racial equity uprising. 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, Seattle Art Museum + […]