1:30 pm - 2:45 pm

The Wanapum Band of Priest Rapids values museums as a place to protect, preserve, and perpetuate their culture, traditions, and identity as they walk in two worlds. Voices of those from the past and those in the present speak to future generations. This session presents the collaborative effort between the Wanapum and Grant County Public Utility District to tell the story of the Wanapum people in...
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...
Controversial topics can inspire fear, curiosity, and awe. The "Fat Man" and "Little Boy" atomic bombs. Mine-clearing marine mammals. The head from a statue of Saddam Hussein. These are not your typical collections objects or exhibit subjects. This session will demonstrate how leadership, exhibit teams, and education staff can take artifacts and material that could be seen as too controversial...
Both the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County and the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture have provided visitors unprecedented transparency and access to the activities and collections of a working research museum. This session will delve into the process of turning a museum inside out—the vision, persistence, and risks required, lessons learned, and how our museums are preparing...
Often we hear about the looming succession crisis—the demographic bomb that is awaiting us—and the need to address it for our continued success. This session will discuss these issues and share examples and exercises on how mentorship—as well as coaching and other tools—can be key to building our ranks and finding the leadership we need for the future of our organizations.
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