Amplifying the Voice of the Community: Engendering Inclusivity for Spanish Language Programming in Museums by Putting it First

Amplifying the Voice of the Community: Engendering Inclusivity for Spanish Language Programming in Museums by Putting it First AMY C. OLIVER Fred Lawrence Whipple ObservatoryNational Radio Astronomy Observatory JAIME CORDOVA University of Wisconsin, Madison THEORY AND PRACTICE, VOL. 4, 2021 Keywords science education, DEAI, language, Spanish, inclusion Abstract Multilingualism in museums has long been treatedContinue reading “Amplifying the Voice of the Community: Engendering Inclusivity for Spanish Language Programming in Museums by Putting it First”

Cultural-Political Climates and African-American History Museums

Cultural-Political Climates and African-American History Museums LAURA BURNHAM, Ph.D. Theory and Practice, Vol. 3, 2020 Abstract In recent years, African American history museums have received increasing publicity and support. The opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture (2016) and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum (2017) captured extensive media attention, and both institutionsContinue reading “Cultural-Political Climates and African-American History Museums”

Museums as Change Agents: Supporting the Chronic Illness Community

Museums as Change Agents: Supporting the Chronic Illness Community SKYLAR BRENNAN Theory and Practice, Vol. 3, 2020 Abstract As agents of change, museums have the opportunity to act as sites of intervention for the wellness community. As museums worldwide work to expand their access and ability inclusion programs, it is important to consider the invisible illnessContinue reading “Museums as Change Agents: Supporting the Chronic Illness Community”

Then We Think to Ourselves, What a Genderful World: An Exhibition Review

Then We Think to Ourselves, What a Genderful World: An Exhibition Review ÁRON BAKOS and HANNAH FOSTER Theory and Practice, Vol. 3, 2020 Abstract Can anthropological exhibitions be catalysts of social change and stay loyal to disciplinary standards? Are anthropological museum collections efficient materials for thematic exhibits? Do museums and collections have to transform to beContinue reading “Then We Think to Ourselves, What a Genderful World: An Exhibition Review”

A Labor of Love, But Labor Nonetheless

A Labor of Love, But Labor Nonetheless YAEL HOROWITZ  Theory and Practice, Vol. 3, 2020 Abstract Recently, museum workers have been unionizing. This essay explores the radical imaginative potential of museum unionization, asking the question “what if museum workers went on strike for more than just labor rights?” The argument draws connections between labor struggles, issuesContinue reading “A Labor of Love, But Labor Nonetheless”

Visitor-Centered Museums: Surviving the 21st Century

Visitor-Centered Museums: Surviving the 21st Century GINGER M.F. DALEY, MA Theory and Practice, Vol. 3, 2020 Abstract As museums struggle to stay relevant in the world, technology advances at an exponential rate. The traditional educational role of museums has been contested with a myriad of challenges. Society asks museums not only to educate but also toContinue reading “Visitor-Centered Museums: Surviving the 21st Century”

The Role of Artist-Made Reproductions in Restitution Cases: How Museums Can Benefit from the Return of Original Objects to Source Communities

The Role of Artist-Made Reproductions in Restitution Cases: How Museums Can Benefit from the Return of Original Objects to Source Communities LAURA EVANS Theory and Practice, Vol. 3, 2020 Abstract The relationship between reproductions and museums has been a long and tumultuous one. As Western notions about the acceptability of reproducibility have shifted and morphed, soContinue reading “The Role of Artist-Made Reproductions in Restitution Cases: How Museums Can Benefit from the Return of Original Objects to Source Communities”

Living Well with Dementia & Museums: Using Collections to Spark Reminiscences

Living Well with Dementia & Museums: Using Collections to Spark Reminiscences ANDREA HADSELL, MA Theory and Practice, Vol. 3, 2020 Abstract With conversations in the museum profession moving towards placing importance on diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility, in all conversations, there are many approaches to considering accessibility in museums. Particularly for the small museum, to takeContinue reading “Living Well with Dementia & Museums: Using Collections to Spark Reminiscences”

Crowdsourcing Knowledge for Representation: Interactive Learning and Engagement with Collections Using Zooniverse’s Mapping Historic Skies

Crowdsourcing Knowledge for Representation: Interactive Learning and Engagement with Collections Using Zooniverse’s Mapping Historic Skies JESSICA BRODEFRANK, MA; SAMANTHA BLICKHAN, PhD; BECKY ROTHER; L. CLIFTON JOHNSON, PhD  Theory and Practice, Vol. 3, 2020 Abstract This paper will describe the process of creating Mapping Historic Skies, a project which aims to crowdsource the identification of constellations from theContinue reading “Crowdsourcing Knowledge for Representation: Interactive Learning and Engagement with Collections Using Zooniverse’s Mapping Historic Skies”

Museums as Points of Connection: How Institutions in North America and Europe Engage with Diaspora Communities

Museums as Points of Connection: How Institutions in North America and Europe Engage with Diaspora Communities DANIELLE DOUBT, MA; WENYE SUN, MA; and SARAHANN YEH, MA  The Museum Scholar, Volume 3, Number 1, 2019 Abstract Global migration has changed the shape and nature of diaspora communities around the world, creating new opportunities for museums to engageContinue reading “Museums as Points of Connection: How Institutions in North America and Europe Engage with Diaspora Communities”