Tag Archives: Professional Development

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 […]

R-E-S-P-E-C-T! Church Ladies, Magical Negroes, and Model Minorities: Understanding Inclusion from Community to Communities

We’re excited to publish a new post by our regular contributor Porchia Moore. In this post, she discusses assumptions and biases that hide beneath the use of the term “community.” How do you use the term “community” at your museum? Who comes to mind and doesn’t come to mind? This post is in line with many […]

Diversity and Inclusion in the 21st Century Workshop Reflection

The Incluseum was honored to be invited to last week’s “Diversity and Inclusion in the 21st Century: Reimagining The Future of Museums” Invitational Workshop, which I (Aletheia) attended. The workshop was hosted in Washington, D.C. by the National Museum of African Art and Dr. Johnnetta Betsch Cole and made possible by a grant from the […]

Two Takeaways from MuseumNext 2015

Did you know that MuseumNext hosted its first conference in the U.S. last month? Since neither Aletheia nor I were able to attend, I asked Alyssa Greenberg from #MuseumWorkersSpeak to share her thoughts and impressions with me. They became formalized in the following blogpost. If you want to continue this conversation, please join today’s #MuseumWorkersSpeak […]

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 […]

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 […]

Incluseum Letter to the Editor in Museum Magazine

This week the digital edition of AAM’s latest issue of Museum Magazine was published online.  A letter to the editor from the Incluseum was included on page 6. Because not all our readers may receive the print copy or be able to access the digital copy, which requires AAM membership, we wanted to share our […]

Activist? Activism? Museums?

While we wrote our post, Michelle Obama, Activism and Museum Employment Part II, we were also developing a tool we imagined could facilitate self-reflection and group conversations on the topic of activism. The direction that the post went in its discussion of activism, as well as the follow up exchange on twitter around diverging perspectives […]

Reflecting on AAM

Last Wednesday was a busy day for Incluseum folks! Margaret Middleton, Porchia Moore, and I (Rose) gave a presentation at the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) annual meeting in Atlanta entitled “Using our Words: Inclusive Language and Social Value”. That same day, Aletheia delivered a lightning talk at the Seattle Cultural Congress on the Incluseum […]

How Do We Turn the Social Justice Lens Inward? A Conversation About Internal Museum Labor Practices

Will you be at the AAM annual meeting next week? Check out this “rogue”, conversation-based event on internal museum labor practices happening Tuesday 04/28 from 6:00-7:30 PM at the Ger-Art Gallery (more info below). See you there! * * * * This conversation cultivates a space for emerging museum professionals, graduate students, and museum staff […]