Tag Archives: Partnerships

Factories of Stories

We are pleased to publish the writing of Simona Bodo, an Italian researcher and consultant. A few years ago, we had published her writing on intercultural dialogue, which you can find here. Below, she shares about her recent work with the Uffizi Galleries in Florence, Italy and their journey to activate the collections and the […]

Engaging WITH Homeless Adults

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 […]

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, […]

Cross-Institutional Partnerships: Opportunities for Inclusion

This month, our regular contributor Porchia Moore highlights two collaborative programs carried out by the Columbia Museum of Art in South Carolina. She proposes that cross-institutional partnerships like the ones described below might hold greater inclusive potential than any single one of these organizations could achieve on its own. Have you ever participated in cross-institutional partnerships? What was […]

A Family’s First Ticket to a Lifetime of Learning

A couple years ago, I heard a Candice Anderson from Cool Culture speak at the American Alliance of Museum Conference. I was, and still am, impressed by the work this New-York based organization is doing in terms of connecting low-income families with cultural institutions; essentially serving as a bridge and mediator. This week, we hear from […]

The Whatcom Museum Serves Homeless Adults and Families

We recently interviewed Mary Jo Maute, Education Coordinator at the Whatcom Museum in Bellingham, WA regarding the museum’s participation in Project Homeless Connect (PHC). PHC is an annual day-long event during which medical and other services are provided to people (adults and children) experiencing homelessness in Bellingham and Whatcom County. This year, PHC took place […]