11:15 am – 12:30 pm

How can museums support individual and community wellness, belonging, and resilience? Hear a case study from the Palo Alto Art Center about Creative Attention, an initiative that included an exhibition, artist residencies, an art therapy residency, public programs, and wellness programs. As part of the session, participate in a virtual meditation with our wellness program provider and use one the...
This session will highlight the mentorship experiences of four indigenous museum professions who have at various times served as mentors and mentees. What makes a good mentor? What qualities should they have? And when it comes to indigenous staff, are different notions of care involved? Panelists span the gamut from a recent Mellon fellow to a 20+ year museum professional, from a graduate student...
Grab a s’more and take a seat around the (artificial) campfire as we swap even more unimaginable but true tales of museum craft, such as:
Ghoulish stories of guest services (The Mysterious handprint…)
Hair raising tales of HR (They did what?)
Truly terrifying tours ( I turned around and they were gone!)
Eerie archival practices (What’s in the box?)
Learn from those who have lived to tell these...
Paid internships, salary transparency, and livable pay rates have the opportunity to become the rule, rather than the exception at museums. This session will explore these crucial topics and how they are impacting the next generation of museum professionals. Hear from a group of Emerging Museum Professionals with lived experiences, gather information and resources from the National Emerging...
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