Tag Archives: Professional Development

Museopunks Action Recap

By nikhil trivedi *** In the September 2017 episode of Museopunks, we began talking about specific actions men can take to dismantle gender oppression and create more supportive institutions for people of all genders. To finish the thoughts I began on the show, below are four actions we as men—as people who benefit from male […]

FWD: Museums Journal | The Latest and Upcoming Issues

Have you had a chance to read Issue 1 or 2 of the Fwd: Museums Journal?  In their own words, here is their mission: Recognizing the need to critically transform museums, Fwd: Museums strives to create a space for challenging, critiquing, and imagining alternative modes of thinking and production within and outside of museums. This journal […]

Museum Hue at AAM

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 […]

Diversity Committee (DivCom) Events at AAM 2016

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 […]

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 […]

Happy New Year! | Looking Back, Moving Forward

  This year has been full of great collaborations, exciting changes and new opportunities for the Incluseum! As the year ends and we prepare to move forward, we are grateful for the time to reflect on the many projects we have been part of in 2015. Here are several highlights from our year related to the Incluseum […]

The Incluseum’s New Metadata Schema: A Controlled Vocabulary for Tagging

Over the last three years of our work with the Incluseum, we’ve thought, written, and talked extensively of the power of words. For example, our first digital exhibition, The Power of Labeling, used the power of words as its premise. Working through the medium of the blog, however, we became dissatisfied with our ad-hoc and fractured […]

University of Washington Museology Discussion Event with Vu Le

We have been following Vu Le’s NonprofitWithBalls.com for awhile now for Le’s candid reflections on fundraising, community engagement best (and worst) practices and much more. We are excited to be co-sponsoring an upcoming discussion lead by Le at the University of Washington and hosted by the UW Museology Program. Judging from the title, this event is one all you Unicorns absolutely […]

Towards an Anti-Oppression Museum Manifesto

Last week, Aletheia and I were in Minneapolis to work on a project we are developing (with a handful of other folks) at the Minneapolis Institute of Art (more on that in the near future). While in town, we got to witness the arrival of the 2015 Museum Network Conference attendees, which included our friend […]

TABOO: Incluseum Edition

Today we bring you a special Incluseum edition of Taboo. This edition focuses on words commonly used in museums that are also highly coded (take on meanings based on context and association that are implied and not explicit). These words have positive connotations in the field, which means that associating ourselves with them marks our […]