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Memorializing 9/11, Remembering “Little Syria”

Todd Fine co-founded the Save Washington Street campaign which seeks to preserve sites and stories of Arab American heritage in Lower Manhattan where a “Little Syria” once existed. An exhibit about Little Syria, developed, researched and produced by the Arab American National Museum is currently traveling around the country. Fine contacted the Incluseum this summer […]

The Uni Project: A Portable Reading Room

Way back in February, Leslie Davol blogged for the Center for the Future of Museums  about the Uni Project, a portable reading room she founded and runs. This blog post contributed to our thinking about the potential portable, flexible, and adaptable models present for museums interested in connecting to broader segments of their local communities. […]

Reading List: May and June

A selection of “stuff” we enjoyed reading over these last two months. What did you think of these articles, blogposts, etc.? What else did you read? Social Bridging at the MAH – In this post Nina Simon describes social bridging, one of the goals of the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History. Simon defines social bridging […]

Invitation to Participate in an Online Book Club!

This summer, we are excited to be partnering with our friend Mike Murawski from ArtMuseumTeaching.com to host an Online Book Club centered on the recent book Museums and Communities: Curators, Collections, and Collaboration (2013) edited by Viv Golding and Wayne Modest. As Mike explains on his blog: “we will be taking a deep dive into this collection of essays […]

CALTA21: A Model for Bridging Museums and Immigrant English Learners

Engaging with immigrant communities is on many museums’ minds. Over the last few months, we’ve highlighted different programs (e.g. at the Buffalo History Museum  and CelebrARTE at the DAM) and frameworks (e.g. Intercultural Dialogue) museum professionals are using both nationally and internationally. Today, we wish to bring attention to CALTA21 (Cultures and Literacies through Art for the […]

Tales of a Museum Studies Grad Student Part 2

Kris Johnson is a Museum Studies graduate student from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). She came across our blog a few months ago and contacted us to see if we’d be interested in sharing her experience on the Incluseum (you can do the same!). Last month, in Tales of a Museum Studies Grad Student Part […]

New Paradigms for Intercultural Work in Museums – or Intercultural Work as a New Paradigm for Museum Practice? Part II

Simona Bodo is an independent researcher and consultant who co-created and edits Patrimonio and Intercultura, a rich on-line resource  devoted to the intercultural potential of heritage education projects. This week we are continuing with Part II of her guest blog post (read Part I here) in which Bodo shares some lessons she has learned about how museums […]

New Paradigms for Intercultural Work in Museums – or Intercultural Work as a New Paradigm for Museum Practice? Part I

One of our favorite things about running the Incluseum is making new connections. We love when people, like today’s guest blogger, take the time to contact us to share their work. Simona Bodo is an independent researcher and consultant who co-created and edits Patrimonio and Intercultura, a rich on-line resource  devoted to the intercultural potential of heritage education […]

Spotlight on Research–Subverting the Hetero-Normative Museum

One of our early goals with the Incluseum, was to provide a space where research and practice-based examples of social inclusion in museums could co-exist and, hopefully, inform each other. While most of our recent blog posts have been practice-oriented, we haven’t lost sight of our desire to link in research. Today, Maria Anna Tseliou, […]

Tales of a Museum Studies Grad Student Part 1

Kris Johnson is a Museum Studies graduate student from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). She came across our blog a few months ago and contacted us to see if we’d be interested in sharing her experience on the Incluseum (you can do the same!). We were very impressed by the work she’s doing to help […]