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We are excited to feature the work of Alyssa Machida who, over the last couple years, has been weaving theory through practice to develop a workbook and toolkit entitled: “The Dreamspace Project: A Workbook and Toolkit for Critical Praxis in the American Art Museum.” In this first blogpost out of a three part series, Alyssa introduces us […]


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 highly anticipated release of Nina Simon’s second book, The Art of Relevance, is finally here, and Simon is steadily releasing content from the book online for free. (But you can also buy it here if you want!) Simon has generously coordinated with the Incluseum and launched a new chapter today online titled, “Whose Room is […]

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Most of us agree that inclusion is important. However, we might be unsure how to activate this positive ideal in our daily professional practices. Where to begin when so much change and transformation seems needed? This week, we are excited to feature the Welcoming Guidelines that the LGBTQ Alliance, a professional network of the American […]

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Are you going to the American Alliance of Museums’ (AAM) annual meeting in a couple weeks? Below is a list of events you won’t want to miss! All of them are coordinated by or are organized in partnership with our friends at Museum Hue, an organization that “advances the viability and visibility of people of color using […]


A few years ago, I (Rose) had the pleasure of working with a Seattle-based non-profit organization called Path with Art. This organization offers art classes to adults who are recovering from homelessness and believes in the life-sustaining power of arts engagement. I was impressed by their approach: Path with Art partners with teaching artists and […]


Last fall, Margaret, Porchia, and Rose collaborated on an article that was just published in Exhibition (Spring 2016) Vol. 36 No. 1. Exhibition is the peer-review journal of the National Association of Museum Exhibition (NAME). For those of you who’ve been following the Incluseum, the ideas developed in the article will sound familiar: we discuss the power […]


The 2016 American Alliance of Museum conference is quickly approaching! This year, the conference will be held Thursday May 26 through Sunday May 29 in Washington D.C. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be promoting different events and gatherings that are on our radar. Today, we are excited to share a series of events we have been coordinating through […]


We are pleased to welcome Daniel Ronan a returning guest contributor back to the Incluseum blog! When Daniel proposed this exhibit review based on his experience of and research into the Fallen Fruit exhibit at the Portland Art Museum, we were happy that The Incluseum could be a platform to share a new case study about museum exhibit […]


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 […]