10:45 am - 12:00 pm

Tactile tours are a great way to open exhibitions and collections to a whole new audience. This session will describe the successes and learning opportunities for three different tactile tours offered by the Seattle Art Museum, Museum of Flight (Seattle, WA), and Museum of Glass (Tacoma, WA). It will provide best practices for tour format and length, suggestions for outreach to low-vision groups...
Like many museums, children's museums have a unique visitor base. In their case they serve young families, many of whom may not come to the museum with a high level of disposable income. As one Executive Director said recently, "our members have school and teeth to pay for. They buy memberships, and they use them often. It may not occur to them to give beyond that." The staff of these museums,...
Indigenous advocates from Hawai'i and Oklahoma will provide their perspectives as cultural practitioners, attorneys, administrators, and activists on the importance of approaching repatriation as both a fundamental museum process and an ultimate act of shared humanity. Presenters will highlight two successful repatriations of ancestral remains from Germany and chiefly adornments from New Zealand...
Are you looking for inspiration and ideas on how to positively impact your institution from the middle? Tired of asking for advice and mentorship about starting new initiatives only to be given the institutional runaround? Feel a little like the light inside is dying? Look no further than this session! Get inspired by fellow mid-level or mid-career professionals doing great work and garner real-...
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