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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 […]

New Resource for Museums Addressing Migration

This week we were so thrilled to hear about the new Blog, Museums and Migration, devoted to “Experiences, ideas and practices regarding migration and the refugee crisis,” and founded by Anna Chiara Cimoli and Maria Vlachou. They have issued a call on the blog for contributions in English, Spanish, French, Italian, and Portugese, which can […]

The Why of D+I: An [Afro]futuristic Gaze at Race and Museums

This last year has seen a number of diversity and inclusion (D&I) related  initiatives in the museum field. These have included, but are not limited to the Diversity and Inclusion in the 21st Century:Reimagining The Future of Museums workshop at the Smithsonian, the MuseumNext 2015 Conference, and the recent Race and Museums: Transformation and Justice […]

How Do We Turn the Social Justice Lens Inward? A Conversation About Internal Museum Labor Practices

Will you be at the AAM annual meeting next week? Check out this “rogue”, conversation-based event on internal museum labor practices happening Tuesday 04/28 from 6:00-7:30 PM at the Ger-Art Gallery (more info below). See you there! * * * * This conversation cultivates a space for emerging museum professionals, graduate students, and museum staff […]

Announcing the Department of Inclusion and Community Engagement at the Minnesota Historical Society: Part II

This is Chris Taylor’s second post to the Incluseum about his work creating the Department of Inclusion and Community Engagement at the Minnesota Historical Society. You can read Part I here. You can also access DICE’s Mission, Vision, and Values document here for more detail. What do you think? Do you have something similar at […]

AAM’s Diversity and Inclusion Policy Statement Part 1

In February, the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) released a diversity and inclusion policy statement. Since then, Aletheia and I have been involved in many conversations with other museum professionals about what this policy statement is all about and what it means for AAM and its members. To gain a little clarity on these questions, I […]

You are Invited: Inlcuseum Happy Hour Event

In anticipation of the American Alliance of Museums Annual Meeting and Expo in Seattle (our home sweet home) this year, we have planned a coinciding May Happy Hour Event!  Whether you are an Incluseum reader, supporter or blogger from near or far (and in town for AAM or just because) we hope you will consider joining […]

The Journey of Co-Creating Change Makers

We recently interviewed Nina Simon, director of the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History (MAH) and learned about the museum’s new teen program. This week, we are excited to introduce this program on the Incluseum! Our guest blogger, Emily Hope Dobkin, current Youth Programs Manager at the MAH, will share the process through which the program came […]

Incluseum featured on Museum Minute’s “Meet a Museum Blogger”!

Originally posted on Museum Minute:
After a month off, Meet a Museum Blogger is back (note: I’m always looking for new bloggers to feature)! I am beyond thrilled to share with you the joint profile of the dynamic duo behind one of my favorite blogs, The Incluseum: Aletheia Wittman & Rose Paquet Kinsley. Aletheia Wittman received a…

Cheers to new ideas and numerous perspectives!

As the year comes to end, we’re enjoying reflecting on what has happened over the last 12 months… So what have we (The Incluseum) been up to ’round here in 2013? Here are some highlights: We participated in the Arts and Social Change Symposium and Summit. We were interviewed on our work with the Incluseum […]