Loosen Your Grip!

  • Saturday, October 7, 2023
  • 11:00 am – 12:15 pm
  • Hilton Pasadena, California Ballroom


Sarah Bloom, Head of Exhibitions, Education & Interpretation, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Julia Bland, Former Director, Louisiana Children's Museum


Lorie Millward, Principal, Lorie Millward Consulting


  • Business & Administration, Community Engagement

Learning Format: Active Learning

Historically, museum people have determined content, objects, interpretation, and intended visitor experience. It’s formulaic, which is why ‘creation for’ instead of ‘with’ has been employed for so long. The fear that loosening grip on the controls allowing our “end users” to drive us off a cliff is real and mired in colonial control strategies. We’ll challenge attendees to ponder, “Why continue using these models?”, “what if we didn’t?”, “how might our community become integral to our success?”