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Recent Posts by Suse Anderson

Museopunks Episode 31: Are Museums “Safe Spaces for Unsafe Ideas?”

Category: Influence of Museums
Since the mid-1990s, it has been received wisdom that museums are, or should be, “safe spaces for unsafe ideas.” But is this true? Are museum safe spaces? And do they really deal in unsafe …

Museopunks Episode 30: Truth and Reconciliation in Museums

Category: Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion
How can museums participate in transitional justice, which seeks to address massive human rights violations?  In this episode, Suse is joined by Omar Eaton-Martínez and Dr. Karine Duhamel …

Museopunks Episode 29: Virtually Yours (Part 2)

Category: Technology
If there is a hot technology in museums right now, it is virtual reality–a technology sometimes credited as being the “ultimate empathy machine.” But can VR live up to the hype for museums? …

Museopunks Episode 28: Virtually Yours (Part 1) 

Category: Technology
If there is a hot technology in museums right now, it is virtual reality–a technology sometimes credited as being the “ultimate empathy machine.” But can VR live up to the hype for museums? …

Museopunks Episode 27: #MuseumsAreNotNeutral

Category: Influence of Museums
With a reticence towards partisan politics, museums are sometimes perceived to be neutral institutions, many avoiding taking a visible stand on issues. But can they really avoid being …

Museopunks Episode 26: Decolonize the Museum!

Category: Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion
The vision of the Abbe Museum in Bar Harbor, Maine, describes how the museum “will reflect and realize the values of decolonization in all of its practices, working with the Wabanaki …