Contemporary collecting. An ethical toolkit for museum practitioners

Edited by Ellie Miles, Susanna Cordner, Jen Kavanagh                                                                                                                            2020 This is an excellent resource from the London Transport Museum. Download it as a PDF, or read it hereafter in simple (and screenreader accessible) text. This toolkit explores some of the ethical judgements that contemporary collectors make and offers case studies, reflection, guides and further information for …

Touching Art (Repost)

Why touching art is so tempting -- and exciting. Repost from CNN. Updated 13th May 2019 Marlen Komar, CNN Imagine an empty gallery in a museum. It's just you, a 200-year-old masterpiece and the quiet. The brush strokes of a Rembrandt painting draw you in, and with your hands behind your back, you lean in …

What does it mean to decolonize a museum?

Sámi Daiddamusea

BY ELISA SHOENBERGER Reposted from MuseumNext In the past few years, museums across the US, Europe, and Australia are trying to tackle the challenge of decolonizing their institutions. However, the very meaning of decolonizing is being debated. The Washington Post defines it as “a process that institutions undergo to expand the perspectives they portray beyond …

Museum Accesibility Resources, repost from The Incluseum

The Incluseum is a project based in Seattle, Washington that advances new ways of being a museum through critical discourse, community building and collaborative practice related to inclusion in museums. The Incluseum is facilitated and coordinated by Aletheia Wittman and Rose Paquet Kinsley.   ONLINE: Autism in the Museum This website offers examples and resources to …

DISABILITY. DANCE. ARTISTRY. New York, July 8, 11am-6pm

Disability. Dance. Artistry. is a free, daylong series of convening focusing on a future for dance created and experienced with disabled New Yorkers. Commemorating the 25th anniversary year of the Americans with Disabilities Act, it builds on recent Dance NYC research, Discovering Disability: Data and NYC Dance and is part of a three-year Dance NYC …

Accessibility for Under 100 Dollars (Repost)

Accessibility for Under 100 Dollars Ways to create more accessible facilities and programs for under $100. The following are ways to create more accessible facilities and programs for under $100.  These ideas have been compiled from the participants at the Leadership Exchange in Arts and Disability (LEAD) conferences for Arts administrators and managers over the …

Art Beyond Sight Interviews Michelle Lopez (Queens Museum)

INTERVIEW WITH MICHELLE LOPEZ published by Art Beyond Sight, Oct, 2013 Michelle Lopez is the senior program coordinator of Queens Museum of Art. Having served children and families on the autism spectrum as an ABA Instructor, counselor and trainer, she is now working with Queens Museum of Art’s ArtAccess library programs and coordinates the Autism …