2:15 pm - 3:30 pm

This session addresses museum workforce issues through the lens of an organization originally created in reaction to the pandemic. We will facilitate open discussion about issues – some of which are new and others of which have surfaced in light of the events of the past two years. The goal is to learn from each other by sharing what’s happening across institutions, identifying short- and long-...
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...
As we move to post-pandemic, should museums re-envision volunteer management? Hear from 3 museums (MOLAA, Skirball, and the Getty) and then breakout into small group discussions to explore recommendations and solutions moving forward.
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