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Diversifying Museum Boards

Introduction (This video runs 1:58) Navigation Content Description Learning Objectives How to use this resource Videos Key Terms Presenter Bios Content Description The following content was …

Retaining Racially & Ethnically Diverse Museum Board Members

 (This video runs 56:05) Return to Diversifying Museum Boards main page Supporting Documents Facing Change: Building Board Diversity—Retention (Slide Deck) Intent vs. Impact Museum Board …

Supporting Racially & Ethnically Diverse Museum Trustees

(This video runs 41:50) Return to Diversifying Museum Boards main page Supporting Documents Intercultural Development Inventory Guidance for IDI Pairs (Activity) Boarding, Building, …

Recruiting Racially & Ethnically Diverse Museum Trustees

(This video runs 50:34) Return to Diversifying Museum Boards main page Supporting Documents Museum Board Recruitment Matrix Museum Board Prospective Interviews Guiding Question Once we have …

Onboarding Racially & Ethnically Diverse Museum Trustees

(This video runs 39:08) Return to Diversifying Museum Boards main page Supporting Documents Stages of Team Development Onboarding for New Trustees Guiding Question Once a new recruit has …

Attracting Racially & Ethnically Diverse Museum Trustees

(This video runs 39:11) Return to Diversifying Museum Boards main page Supporting Documents Museum Network Expansion Visits Museum Stakeholder Identification Guiding Question How do we …

Core Concept Primer: DEAI is the responsibility of the entire organization

Sustained, meaningful, and impactful DEAI work must be reflected in all aspects of museums, from individuals to organizational culture, to policy and process. This work must not solely rely …

The Four Principles of Purpose-Driven Board Leadership

“Boards need to go beyond inviting input from those with relevant lived experience – they need to share power by ensuring that these lived experiences are embedded into the …

How to Master Humble Learning, a Requirement for Cultural Competence

Among dancers, there is a common saying that even an advanced dancer can always work on their basic step. I have been a salsa and Latin dancer for over a decade, but when I attend a …

New TrendsWatch! Navigating a Disrupted Future

In a normal year, TrendsWatch explores the impact emerging forces of change may have on museums in the next decade or longer. Some, such as demographic shifts, affect all museums in the …

What Can Museums Learn from the “American Dirt” Controversy?

As an avid reader of Chicanx/Latinx literature, I’ve been closely following the national conversation about the recently released novel American Dirt by author Jeanine Cummins. The …

The Transformative Power of Inclusive Storytelling in Museums

My mentor Dr. Johnnetta Cole, the former director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art (NMAfA), often says, “It’s easy to live without art, but it’s hard to live well.” For me, …
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Act Now to Speak Up for Museums!

Category: Advocacy Alert
Advocacy Alert – June 7, 2024 In this Alliance Advocacy Alert: Appropriations Update: Act Now to Speak Up for Museums! Start Today: Plan to Participate in #InviteCongress 2024 …

How to Transform a Volunteer Program in Six Steps

Category: Alliance Blog
Are you taking a second look at your museum’s volunteer program? Maybe you’re struggling with flagging recruitment and retention, questioning how the diversity of your corps aligns with …

A Bundle of Museum Collections Management Forms

Download templates for: an acquisition proposal form, accession form, donor questionnaire, deed of gift, bequest pledge form, cataloging worksheet, condition report form, deaccession form, …

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