Developing a Language of Inclusion: A Work in Progress

  • Monday, October 22, 2018
  • 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
  • Pavilion B

Presenter(s): 

Amparo Leyman Pino, Consultant, Yellow Cow Consulting
Mac Buff, Manager of Family and Elementary Initiatives, Tacoma Art Museum
Redmond Barnett, Historian/ Museum Consultant, Tacoma, Washington

Moderator: 

Angela Linn, Senior Collections Manager, Ethnology & History, University of Alaska Museum of the North

Track: 

  • Visitor Experience
How can choice of language help museums become more inclusive? One answer has been bilingualism, but in a diverse society, are two languages enough? Is there a role for cognate words permitting rapid shifting between languages (e.g. "Spanglish")? For graphics and other nonverbal forms? For gender-neutral language? Presenters working with Spanish in science centers, with Alaska Native exhibitions, and in an art museum will explore varied approaches to the problem. #DEAI