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Sites of Conscience: Truth, Reconciliation, Resistence

While The International Coalition of Sites of Conscience has been active since 1999, I am addressing their work today because what they do is crucial to and resonant with our current national moment.  They offer a hopeful example for many in the museum field who are here for the “long game” of building collective power to use memory […]

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A Checklist Toward Creating Anti-Oppressive Spaces Online

By Trish Oxford and Sarita Hernández *** In early Autumn, nikhil trivedi organized a panel on “Creating Anti-Oppressive Spaces On-line” for the Museums Computer Network 2016 conference that was focused on “the human-centered museum.” Through this panel, we were in conversation with Sina Bahram (@SinaBahram), Eric Gardner (@ecgardner), Fari Nzinga (@fari_nzinga), and nikhil trivedi (@nikhiltri) […]

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Artifacts on Air

This week we are pleased to welcome guest blogger Emily Meikle, recent graduate of the Master of Museum Studies Program at the University of Toronto! I met Emily and heard about her work while attending sessions at the Ontario Museums Association Annual Meeting where I gave a keynote workshop together with Porchia Moore about designing (and […]

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On the 25th Anniversary of the Creation of the H-1B Visa, a New Digital Exhibit Launches

Later today the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center will be launching the premiere of their new exhibition, H-1B, to mark the upcoming anniversary of the creation of the H1-B Visa through the Immigration Act of 1990. The SmithsonianAPA is uniquely positioned as a Smithsonian initiative and digital exhibition space: Established in 1997 as an initiative critical to the mission […]

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More than “Access”: Extending Digitization for Inclusion

On Wednesday March 4th, 2015, I had the opportunity to hear Anne Balsamo give a presentation at the University of Washington. For those of you who don’t know Anne Balsamo, she is a cultural theorist and media designer and serves as the Dean of the School of Media Studies at the New School for Public […]

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High Art Connect: Blogging for Social Engagement at the High Museum of Art

The buzz of the AAM Annual Meeting in Atlanta is upon us!  The Incluseum is gearing up by participating in this Friday’s DivCom Google Hangout on Air that will dig into the future of AAM’s Diversity and Inclusion Policy. And what better time to spotlight emerging work happening in Atlanta at the High Museum of Art? […]

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“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 […]

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Exhibit Focus Fridays 4

In conjunction with our current exhibition, The Power of Labeling, we are pleased to present you with Exhibit Focus Fridays! Every Friday for the next few weeks, we will highlight an aspect of the exhibition, for example, a specific piece, an interview or commentary by an artist or advisory committee member, a reflection regarding our process, and so on. […]

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Exhibit Focus Fridays 3

In conjunction with our current exhibition, The Power of Labeling, we are pleased to present you with Exhibit Focus Fridays! Every Friday for the next few weeks, we will highlight an aspect of the exhibition, for example, a specific piece, an interview or commentary by an artist or advisory committee member, a reflection regarding our process, and so on. […]

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Exhibit Focus Fridays 2

In conjunction with our current exhibition, The Power of Labeling, we are pleased to present you with Exhibit Focus Fridays! Every Friday for the next few weeks, we will highlight an aspect of the exhibition, for example, a specific piece, an interview with an artist, a reflection regarding our process, and so on. This week we are featuring the […]