Diversity & Inclusion Resources

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WMA approaches Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) as a process that must be committed to and regularly reaffirmed. Rather than diversity being a box to be checked, we view D&I as the constant examining and questioning of the makeup of our group to ensure that multiple perspectives are represented, and that there is a sense of inclusion amongst members, staff, and board.

Diversity & Inclusion Statement – Western Museums Association (WMA)

Here, we offer support through the sharing of trusted, valuable, and educational resources to help the museum field examine our own complicity in institutional racism, develop concrete action plans for moving foward, and reaffirm a commitment to DEAI practices.

Educational + Actionable Resources  •  DEAI + The Role of Museums

Activate + Maintain DEAI Within Your Institution  •  How to Talk About Race + Racial Identity

Readiness Assessments  •  How to Measure Your Museum's Social Impact  •  Sample Diversity + Inclusion Statements

 

EDUCATIONAL + ACTIONABLE RESOURCES

What can you do? Many organizations are fighting systemic racism in the United States and elevating the important work being done by POC. We encourage you to learn about these organizations and support their missions in any way that you can.

 

DEAI + THE ROLE OF MUSEUMS

 

ACTIVATE + MAINTAIN DEAI WITHIN YOUR INSTITUTION

Now, more than ever, we – museum professionals, leaders, and educators – must move beyond simple statements and words, and commit to REAL, progressive, actionable change within our own institutions and the greater museum field.

 

HOW TO TALK ABOUT RACE + RACIAL IDENTITY

Museum leaders, directors, and managers – these resources can help you create and sustain productive dialogue about race within your workplace.

 

READINESS ASSESSMENTS

The following assessments are designed to help you, your staff, and board determine where your institution stands now with respect to your journey towards a more just future.

 

HOW TO MEASURE YOUR MUSEUM'S SOCIAL IMPACT

 

SAMPLE DIVERSITY + INCLUSION STATEMENTS

Diversity and Inclusion Statements provide the theoretical grounding for change. Here, you'll find resources on how to write the perfect statement, along with a few examples of D&I statements from both within and outside of the museum industry.

 

Do you have diversity & inclusion resources you'd like to add?

Please share with us at communications@westmuse.org.

These resources are subject to change and will be updated as new information becomes available.

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