When Museums and Communities Connect


Cassie Chinn, Deputy Executive Director, Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience
Joanne Jones-Rizzi, Vice President of STEM Equity and Education, Science Museum of Minnesota
Lorie Millward, Vice President of Design and Programming, Thanksgiving Point Institute


Margaret Kadoyama, Principal, Margaret Kadoyama Consulting


  • Community Engagement

What potential outcomes and impacts might occur when museums connect deeply with their communities? Assessing such transformative change is challenging. How, for example, can you quantify levels of trust? How will museum leadership, staff, and community members know when their efforts to connect have been achieved? What are the indicators? This session aims to address these questions and more, as speakers from three organizations committed to community involvement share their stories and perspectives. #DEAI