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Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion Resources

Diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion in all aspects of museum structure and programming are vital to the future viability, relevance, and sustainability of museums.

We’ve gathered a number of toolkits, guides, tactics and other reference materials to help you and your organization understand, plan for, and support diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion initiatives.

Check out the Diversity Committee (an AAM Professional Network).

Collections Stewardship

Here you’ll find information related to acquisition and accessioning, and historic preservation and accessibility.

Education & Interpretation

Here you’ll find information on accessibility in programs and exhibits, inclusive and equitable practices for audience research, exhibit planning and design, learning in museums and public programs.

Facilities & Risk Management

Here you’ll find information on the physical accessibility of museum buildings and grounds.

Governance & Support Organizations

Here you’ll find information on board diversity and equity, and field-wide standards for diversity and inclusion.

Human Resources

Here you’ll find information on hiring and engaging a diverse staff and how to be equitable across the board.

Mission & Institutional Planning

Here you’ll find information on inclusive practices for community engagement, how to think broadly about inclusion and equity when planning for the institution, how to interact with visitors of all abilities, and website accessibility.

Public Trust and Accountability

Here you’ll find information on overall themes of diversity, equity, accessibility and inclusion as it relates to a museum’s public trust role.

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