Decolonizing Initiatives in Action at the Burke Museum and The Museum of Us

  • Sunday, October 9, 2022
  • 2:15 pm - 3:30 pm

Presenter(s): 

Polly Olsen, Tribal Liaison and Director of Diversity, Equity, Access, Inclusion and Decolonization/Decolonizing Initiatives, Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture
Micah Parzen, CEO, Museum of Us; Brandie McDonald, Director of Decolonizing Initiatives, Museum of Us
Aaron McCanna, Diversity, Equity, Access, Inclusion and Decolonization Coordinator, Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture

Track: 

  • Leadership & Careerpath

Discussions about decolonization/decolonizing initiatives often rely on abstract, academic language that fails to connect with real world practices. In this session, Burke Museum and Museum of Us staff members will model a decolonized conversation, transparently sharing their experiences in a way that can be applied to many museums. Join us for a robust conversation about how our values impact the way we work, and how we navigate change in ways that build community rather than foster conflict.