Category Educational Environment

Letter to Young Museum Professionals of Color or What Transpires on a Long-Haul Career When Confronted with Racism in the Museum

By Radiah Harper *** You know when someone or something has crossed the threshold of your sanity in the workplace. At that moment, you have to make decisions, even when in a senior position. Has there been an irrevocable offense? Is it racism or oppression and intolerable? We ask ourselves, can I afford to quit? […]

University of Washington Museology Discussion Event with Vu Le

We have been following Vu Le’s NonprofitWithBalls.com for awhile now for Le’s candid reflections on fundraising, community engagement best (and worst) practices and much more. We are excited to be co-sponsoring an upcoming discussion lead by Le at the University of Washington and hosted by the UW Museology Program. Judging from the title, this event is one all you Unicorns absolutely […]

Racial Equity Resources

Our friends at the City of Seattle’s Race and Social Justice Initiative put together a list of selected resources related to racial equity we thought we’d share here. And since we’re on the topic, I would like to recommend The People’s Institute‘s workshop Undoing Institutional Racism to all museum professionals, especially those interested in working […]

Museumopolis: Teens Research and Prototype Museums of the Future

We are late to the Museumopolis party!  Museumopolis was a project that brought together 15 New York state public high school teens back in 2013 to ask and research the question “What’s the role of a museum in a city?” The project was part of the Center for Urban Pedagogy’s Urban Investigations research and design […]

“Radio Magica Libera Tutti!”: an innovative and inclusive project to guarantee children playful digital accessibility to the artistic heritage of the Veneto region

When I was in Venice a couple weeks ago, I had the pleasure of meeting Elena Rocco, Assistant Professor at the University of Venice Ca’ Foscari. She shared with me her project called Radio Magica, an innovative web radio and digital library for children of all abilities that has recently combined the power of storytelling with […]

Cross-Institutional Partnerships: Opportunities for Inclusion

This month, our regular contributor Porchia Moore highlights two collaborative programs carried out by the Columbia Museum of Art in South Carolina. She proposes that cross-institutional partnerships like the ones described below might hold greater inclusive potential than any single one of these organizations could achieve on its own. Have you ever participated in cross-institutional partnerships? What was […]