Languages of Inclusion: Works in Progress

Presenter(s): 

Angela Linn, Senior Collections Manager, Ethnology and History, University of Alaska Museum of the North
Amparo Leyman Pino, Yellow Cow Consulting
Mac Buff, Manager of Family and Elementary Initiatives, Tacoma Art Museum

Moderator: 

Redmond J. Barnett, Historian/Museum Consultant, Tacoma, Washington

Track: 

  • Visitor Experience

Cutting-edge language practices go far beyond translation and bilingual exhibit text. Choice of language in exhibits, programs, and processes can help museums become more inclusive. Gender-neutral terminology, nonverbal interfaces, and other tools offer opportunities for expanding audiences and diversifying perspectives. Presenters working with science centers, art museums, and Alaska Native communities will describe new approaches and lead audience discussion. #DEAI