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 […]

We recently spoke to British museum professional and academic Jade French (twitter: @jadefrench and instagram: @french.jade) about her new book Inclusive Curating in Contemporary Art. We asked her to reflect on how her book contributes to the demystification of curation and what she learned from the artist-curators she worked with to create the 2017 exhibit […]

This blogpost is authored by Dr. Porchia Moore, who has been an Advisor and Regular Contributing Writer to The Incluseum for many years. This post is Part 2 in a 3-part series…so stay tuned! You can read Part 1 here. Dr. Moore is Department Head and Assistant Professor of Museum Studies at the University of […]

We say a special thanks to Kajette, Lily and MJ at the RISD Museum for contacting us to share their work and their willingness to revisit their original article from last year to add the following reflections. Offering Incluseum readers this sharp lens, informed by the museum landscape we are now operating within, allows us […]

This blogpost is authored by Dr. Porchia Moore, who has been an Advisor and Regular Contributing Writer to The Incluseum for many years. This post in the first of what will be a 3-part series. You can read Part 2 here. Dr. Moore is Department Head and Assistant Professor of Museum Studies at the University […]

The Incluseum’s mission is to advance “new ways of being a museum through dialogue, community building and collaborative practice related to inclusion in museums.” But how have we been doing this over the last 8 years? One key way we have fostered this dialogue is by offering a forum for emerging voices and thought leaders […]

I realize that this Incluseum blogpost comes at an unprecedented AND uncomfortable moment., The current circumstances with the coronavirus pandemic are particularly challenging for the museum field worldwide. Our museums are ‘paused’ and we find ourselves working from home or temporarily furloughed at best. Or else perhaps, museum leaders have to envision restructuring or, at […]

Dear Community, We want to share a fundraising effort organized by Museum Workers Speak, a collective of activist museum workers interrogating the relationship between museums’ stated commitments to social value and their internal labor practices. We’ve been long-term supporters and partners of Museum Workers Speak (more here). They have created a much needed covid-19 relief fund […]

Dear friends, It has been our delight to connect and share with you over the last 8 years. The Incluseum’s goal has been to collectively and collaboratively inquire about inclusion in museums; how it is understood and enacted, along with the opportunities and challenges it presents to contemporary museum practice. The COVID-19 global pandemic has shifted […]

What follows is a statement urging museum leaders to keep equity at the forefront of their decisions right now, and outlining rationale and potential strategies behind this call. The statement was written by Elisabeth Callihan and edited by many others involved in the MASS Action (Museum as Site for Social Action) Collective and is endorsed […]