Tag Archives: Gender Identities

I am the Person Sitting Next to You

Today’s blogpost is a passionate statement of solidarity from one museum worker to their colleagues and co-conspirators in the field, those who, by their presence and actions are seeking to radically shift and open museums up to new possibilities. This is a statement that speaks “truth to power”. This is a statement of support, encouragement, […]

LGBTQ Alliance’s Welcoming Guidelines for Museums

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 […]

Gender Equity and Museums

Since the Andrew W. Mellon Report came out we have been ruminating on what the findings indicate about inclusion in museums. We also wrote a recent piece which explored some of the current issues related to museum employment and labor. The Mellon report showed that museum staff have become 60% female over the last decade […]

Queering the Museum Piece On “Storytelling the Experiences of Gender and Sexuality in Museums”

Sarah Olivo recently completed her Masters research at the UW School of Museology and you can now read a blog post inspired by Sarah’s findings, “Rocking the Boat: Exhibition Methods of Storytelling the Experience of Gender and Sexuality in Museums” over on the wonderful Queering the Museum (QTM) blog. We recommend checking out Sarah’s piece for […]

Trans Family Photo Gallery Project

Today, we have the pleasure to share our friend Margaret Middleton‘s current project, the Trans Family Photo Gallery project, a traveling art exhibit for children featuring photos of a family with a transgender grandparent. This project, a collaboration with photograph Matthew Clowney, will open in July. There are several ways you can help with this exhibit, including […]