2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

This session explores workforce issues through the lens of an organization created in reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic. We will facilitate open discussion about issues such as the shift in needed skills, changed business models, and staff fatigue. The goal is to learn from each other by sharing what’s happening across institutions, identifying short- and long-term concerns, and considering...
Discussions about decolonization/decolonizing initiatives often rely on abstract, academic language that fails to connect with real world practices. In this session, Burke Museum and Museum of Us staff members will model a decolonized conversation, transparently sharing their experiences in a way that can be applied to many museums. Join us for a robust conversation about how our values impact...
Threats to cultural institutions and their collections can be unpredictable and preparing for any eventuality is an important part of collections stewardship. Step one is to come up with a flexible plan that provides clear instructions in the event of a disaster. This session will walk participants through the construction of an emergency response plan and provide them with supporting resources...
The pandemic fundamentally changed the way in which museums engaged with their volunteers and docents. Join this session, where we will share our stories from the front lines of working with volunteers. In this fishbowl 2.0 session, you will hear from our expert panelists, and then you will have the opportunity to take the mic. If you are looking for a community of practitioners who can support,...
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