1:15 pm - 2:30 pm

Docents have a huge impact on visitor experience and must be deeply involved with building equity in our institutions. The question is how. Staff and docents from the Portland Art Museum and the Seattle Art Museum will share their efforts to infuse equity into all aspects of the docent program from leadership to training, with a focus on race. Learn about initiatives to align this work with staff...
The members of our museums are our nearest and dearest frequent visitors who enable and experience our mission. They can also be an underutilized resource. In this session learn how three institutions streamlined their programs and put in place strategies to engage, retain, and leverage their membership for expanded individual giving.
Though museums and Native communities have been collaborating for some time, there has been little information available to guide them through the process, until now. Join this round-table discussion and critique to learn about Museum + Community: Guidelines for Collaboration, a new online resource, which offers practical information for Native communities and museums that wish to develop...
The MASS Action (Museums as Sites for Social Action) movement is dedicated to the idea that our institutions must serve as sites for social engagement and action. Critical to success, however, are empathetic museum leaders deeply committed to working with their local communities, particularly in the pursuit of social justice. Please join us to learn about the MASS Action Toolkit and how it is...
Deaccessioning, permanently removing objects from an institutional collection, is critical to healthy museum operations. And there are strict moral and ethical guidelines all accredited museums must follow. But what happens when things go awry? Opportunities abound to learn from session proposers on their experiences with deaccessioning: the good, the bad, and sometimes the ugly. #diggingdeeper
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