Thursday, August 17, 2017

What can museums do to resist?

The recent events in Charlottesville and the responses of President Trump afterward should concern every American.

What can museums do to resist bigotry, racism, and hatred?

Here are some resources to help coalesce thoughts and actions:

Seema Rao has written an excellent post for Nina Simon's Museum 2.0 blog.

Nina has also started an open Google Doc to assemble ideas for specific things museums and museum professionals can do to resist oppression.

Two groups on Facebook that I learn a lot from:

Museum Hue

Visitors of Color

The "Museums for All" initiative

Now is not the time for museums to be "neutral" or to sit on the sidelines to see how things turn out.


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