Workshop: The Empathetic Museum: Beyond Playing Nice

  • Wednesday, September 20
  • 9:00am – 4:00pm, Pre-Conference Workshop


Janeen Bryant, Community Engagement Specialist / Museum Consultant
Stacey Mann, Interpretive Strategist & Exhibition Developer


Jim Cullen, Senior Consultant and Graduate Student

In order for museums to be deeply connected with their communities, they must embody an inner core of institutional empathy. This practical workshop will engage participants in an honest assessment of their own institutional practices by immersing them in the five characteristics of an empathetic museum. Participants will develop insights to effectively analyze, plan for, and affect change in their museums and communities, ensuring their institutions are inclusive in their staffing, narratives, and collections