Tag Archives: Collaboration & Participation

Mashing the Fruit: Fallen Fruit’s Paradise and opportunities for more inclusive museum curation and art

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 […]

Bringing Self-Examination to the Center of Social Justice Work in Museums

Amidst the holidays, our article Bringing Self-Examination to the Center of Social Justice Work in Museums was published in Museum Magazine’s Jan/Feb issue on Diversity in the Workplace. You can access the full article here. We would love to hear what you think!

Can We Talk About Money? | Tweetchat Dec. 18

Recently, Nina Simon reached out to Gretchen Jennings and the Incluseum to prompt a discussion about whether we should collaborate on a holiday “gift guide for change” where we all shared a list of radically inclusive projects we would be giving to this year, because, she observed, “museum professionals don’t necessarily put their money where […]

Necessary Force: Art in the Police State at the University of New Mexico Art Museum

On Friday September 18th, I (Rose) had a chance to visit with Traci Quinn, Curator of Education at the University of New Mexico (UNM) Art Museum and see the exhibition Necessary Force: Art in the Police State that opened a week prior. The exhibition was co-curated by Kymberly Pinder (dean of the UNM College of […]

Building Community for Lasting Change

Hello everyone, we are back after a short summer break and we hope you are all doing well and are thriving! We’re kicking it off this fall with a blogpost post on community building co-authored by one of our friends and regular contributors, nikhil trivedi, Aletheia, and myself. Community building is foundational to creating lasting […]

An Intercultural Tool for Museums

Over the last few years, some of our blogposts have focused on the topic of intercultural dialogue, or how museums are devising and adopting strategies to facilitate exchange/dialogue between people of different cultural backgrounds. Simona Bodo introduced us to the theoretical underpinnings and practical application of intercultural dialogue in Europe and Patricia Lannes shared the project […]

The Power of Place: A Collaboration with ALL RISE

For the last year, we’ve been working with the public art project ALL RISE that’s taking place at the site of the upcoming Seattle City Light’s Denny electrical substation in the Cascade Neighborhood in Seattle, WA. This project, commissioned with Seattle City Light % for Art funds and administered by the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, […]

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 […]

Incluseum Design Session with Museum of Northwest Art

In mid-October the Incluseum was honored with the request to facilitate an Incluseum Design Session during the first part of the Museum of Northwest Art’s (MONA) annual staff retreat.  We leaped at this opportunity! As a project that advocates for social inclusion in museums, supporting museums and their staff with resources as they openly dive […]

4 Steps for Successful Museum Social Work

For over a year, Zac Stocks has been researching social work and the different contexts in which it is practiced by museums. This research was the basis of his recently completed thesis at the University of Washington’s School of Museology.  Before completing his Master’s Degree at UW Zac worked at museums for a number of years and […]