Multimedia Forum

Presentation | 2018: Tacoma, WA

Children’s museums have a unique visitor base: young families. They buy memberships and use them often but may not be willing or have the means to give beyond that. The staff of these museums, and their leaders, have forged creative strategies to appeal for additional support from their key audience. Attendees will explore innovative ways to...

Presentation | 2018: Tacoma, WA

Arm yourself with the confidence to undertake a structural renovation. This session will review the reimagining of three institutions: Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, Utah Museum of Fine Arts, and the Heard Museum, Grand Gallery. As a round-table discussion, the story of all three museums will be shared through unique perspectives on how...

Presentation | 2018: Tacoma, WA

Online collections management systems have the unprecedented ability to curate information from web- based sources beyond museum walls, ranging from video, photo, oral history, and library archives to content contributed by users themselves. Presenters will share how intangible cultural heritage, like performances, stories, language,...

Presentation | 2018: Tacoma, WA

Docents have a huge impact on visitor experience and must be deeply involved with building equity in our institutions. The question is how. Staff and docents from the Portland Art Museum and the Seattle Art Museum will share their efforts to infuse equity into all aspects of the docent program, from leadership to training, with a focus on race...

Presentation | 2018: Tacoma, WA

As museums adapt to an increasingly diverse society, they need methods for taking action against both individual and systemic biases. Rather than expect those who are targeted to effect change in isolation, the Ally Skills Workshop provides techniques for staff, management, and board members to join in shaping a more equitable and inclusive...

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