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AAM’s DEAI programs are a great first step to learning about diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion. Programs cover topics such as trans allyship, making art accessible, and responding to visitors with neurodivergent abilities.

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Sharing Authority with Indigenous Peoples

Museums are in the early stages of repairing their relationships with Indigenous communities, learning how to undo some of the harm resulting from traditional museum practices. In this …

Museums and the Elephant in the Room: The Slave Dwelling Project

This recording is from the Future of Museums Summit held November 1-2, 2023. Museums and historic sites have the potential to address historical injustices through reparative practices, …

Engaging Descendant Communities in Inclusive Programing, Exhibitions, and Interpretation on Slavery

This recording is from the Future of Museums Summit held November 1-2, 2023. Engaging descendant communities in the interpretation of slavery involves addressing the historical …

Sharing Human Centered Workplace Practices

This recording is from the Future of Museums Summit held November 1-2, 2023. The health of an organization’s culture directly influences its success. It is easy, however, to overlook …

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 …

Inclusive Decision-Making for Museums

What does inclusive decision-making look like for museums? Does it mean that everything needs to be decided by consensus? (Hint: no.) And how do you hold people accountable? If you are …

The 3 Cs of Inclusive Communications for Museums

Employee expectations of leadership and organizational communications has changed significantly in the past few years. What does it take to communicate effectively with staff, particularly …

A DEAI Change Management Roadmap for Museums

Are you a museum leader who’s feeling lost and overwhelmed by DEAI? Wish someone would draw you a map? Brevity & Wit’s Senior Consultant Jakob Wolf-Barnett has! In this …
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Annual Report Template

Category: Governance & Support Organizations
An annual report is more than just a document; it’s a powerful engagement tool. It serves as a window into the museum’s soul, offering a transparent view of financial vitality, program …

Language/Arts: How the Verbal and Visual Intersect in Museums

Category: Alliance Blog
A picture is worth a thousand words. Or so the aphorism tells us. What, then, is the value of a single word? That is the question I have explored time and again as an educator in an art …

Define Museum: A Q&A with the Museum Glossary Project Team

Category: Alliance Blog
One of my all-time favorite sayings is, “If you want to go fast, go alone; if you want to go far, go together,” which was the case with the Museum Marketing, Communications, & Audience …

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