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Initiated and edited by La Tanya S. Autry, @artstuffmatters, July 2015 -
https://artstuffmatters.wordpress.com/2017/10/15/changing-the-things-i-cannot-accept-museums-are-not-neutral/

A successful framework for museums dealing w[ith] race relations doesn’t exist. We have to imagine and activate it. – Aleia Brown, #Museumsrespondtoferguson, tweet July 11, 2015 @aleiabrown

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Themes

Activism in Museums, Neutrality Claim

“Activist? Activism? Museums?,” The Incluseum, June 23, 2015, http://incluseum.com/2015/06/23/activist-activism-museums/,

https://incluseum.files.wordpress.com/2015/04/activism-incluseum-23.pdf

La Tanya S. Autry, "Changing the Things I Cannot Accept: Museums Are Not Neutral," Artstuffmatters blog, October 15, 2017,
https://artstuffmatters.wordpress.com/2017/10/15/changing-the-things-i-cannot-accept-museums-are-not-neutral/

La Tanya S. Autry, Mike Murawski, and Kaywin Feldman, “Museums Are Not Neutral,” Interview by Suse Anderson, Museopunks, Episode 27, Podcast audio, June 28, 2018, https://soundcloud.com/museopunks/s2-ep27-museums-are-not-neutral.

Aleia Brown, “Another Case for Museums as Public Forums,” Public History Commons, April 15, 2015, http://publichistorycommons.org/another-case-for-museums-as-public-forums/

Aleia Brown  and Adrianne Russell, “We Who Believe in Freedom Cannot Rest,” The Incluseum, December 17, 2015, https://incluseum.com/2015/12/17/we-who-believe-in-freedom-cannot-rest/

Kayleigh Bryant-Greenwell, “Taking a Stand Against Neutrality: the Role of Social Justice in Museums,” Museum ID.com, February 2019, https://museum-id.com/taking-a-stand-against-neutrality-the-role-of-social-justice-in-the-21st-century-museum/ 

Fiona Cameron, Lynda Kelly (eds). Hot Topics, Public Culture, Museums. New Castle Upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. 2010.

Fiona Cameron, Beyond surface representations: Museums,'edgy' topics, civic responsibilities and modes of engagement. Open Museum Journal: Contest and Contemporary Society. 2006.

Fiona Cameron. Transcending fear - engaging emotions & opinion - A case for museums in the 21st century. Open Museum Journal Vol. 6: New Museum Developments & the Culture Wars. 2003.

Sarah Cascone, “Why Was 1977 Such a Boom Year for Upstart New York Art Institutions? An Oral History, 40 Years Later,” Artnet, December 21, 2017, https://news.artnet.com/art-world/oral-history-why-were-so-many-new-york-art-organizations-founded-40-years-ago-1073045 

Aruna D’Souza, “This Artist Changed the Title of Her Work to Call Out a Museum.” Garage, December 22, 2017,” https://garage.vice.com/en_us/article/a3nezb/candice-breitz-changed-the-title-of-her-work-to-call-out-ngv

Jennifer A. Ferretti, “Neutrality is Hostility: the Impact of (False) Neutrality in Academic Librarianship,” (Google Doc, resource list), February 6, 2018 https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Wh_EJlPO37m8vAPm-mM-ESt3evtEPMDkbsbWQUa-hFc/edit?usp=drivesdk
[centers on libraries, but this discourse relates to the neutrality claims in museums as well]

Joseph Gonzales, Nicole Ivy, Porchia Moore, Rose Paquet Kinsley, Aletheia Wittman, “Michelle Obama, “Activism”, and Museum Employment Part III,” The

Incluseum, November 6, 2015, https://incluseum.com/2015/11/06/michelle-obama-activism-museum-employment-part-iii/

Julia Halperin, “Clashing Visions, Simmering Tensions: How a Confluence of Forces Led to MOCA’s Firing of Helen Molesworth, Artnet, March 16, 2018, https://news.artnet.com/art-world/moca-helen-molesworth-tension-1246358 

Gretchen Jennings, "The Idea of Museum Neutrality: Where Did It Come From," Museum Commons blog, June 26, 2017, http://www.museumcommons.com/2017/06/__trashed.html

Kelley, Sean, “Beyond Neutrality,” History News, Spring 2017.  https://issuu.com/godesign/docs/hnews_spring17

Kelley, Sean, “Beyond Neutrality,” Center for the Future of Museums Blog, August 23, 2016.  https://www.aam-us.org/2016/08/23/beyond-neutrality/

Sumaya Kassim, “The Museum Will Not Be Decolonised,” Media Diversified, November 15, 2017, https://mediadiversified.org/2017/11/15/the-mulseum-will-not-be-decolonised/ 

Sumaya Kassim and Arwa Aburawa, “The Museum Will Not Be Decolonised,” (video, 9 minutes 27 seconds) uploaded November 2018, https://vimeo.com/302162709 

MASS Action, Museums As Site for Social Action, toolkit, https://www.museumaction.org/resources/ 

Toolkit - https://static1.squarespace.com/static/58fa685dff7c50f78be5f2b2/t/59dcdd27e5dd5b5a1b51d9d8/1507646780650/TOOLKIT_10_2017.pdf 

Katie Gerlach Merrill, “Can a Tax Exempt Arts Organization Take a Political Position?,” Hughes Hubbard & Reed, April 18, 2017,  https://www.hhrartlaw.com/2017/04/can-a-tax-exempt-arts-organization-take-a-political-position/

Porchia Moore, Aletheia Wittman, and Rose Paquet Kinsley, “Michelle Obama, “Activism”, and Museum Employment Part I,” The Incluseum, May 12, 2015, https://incluseum.com/2015/05/12/michelle-obama-activism-and-museum-employment-part-i/

Porchia Moore, Aletheia Wittman, and Rose Paquet Kinsley, “Michelle Obama, “Activism”, and Museum Employment Part II,” The Incluseum, June 5, 2015, http://incluseum.com/2015/06/05/michelle-obama-activism-and-museum-employment-part-ii/

Mike Murawski, "Museums Are Not Neutral", Art Museum Teaching blog, August 31, 2017, https://artmuseumteaching.com/2017/08/31/museums-are-not-neutral/

Laura Raicovich, "Museum Resolution: Dismantle the Myth of Neutrality," Walker Art Magazine, Walker Art Center, January 8, 2019, https://walkerart.org/magazine/soundboard-museum-resolutions-laura-raicovich

Maura Reilly, "What is Curatorial Activism," Art News, 11/7/2017, http://www.artnews.co

m/2017/11/07/what-is-curatorial-activism/

Anabel Roque Rodriguez, “Museums Are Not Neutral,” Anabel Roque Rodriguez blog, September 13, 2017, https://www.anabelroro.com/blog/museums-are-not-neutral, reposted on Art Museum Teaching blog,

https://artmuseumteaching.com/2017/09/13/museum-are-not-neutral-by-anabel-roque-rodriguez/

Anabel Roque Rodriguez, “The Myth of Museum Neutrality or Business over Education,” Anabel Roque Rodríguez blog, July 18, 2018, https://www.anabelroro.com/blog/museum-neutrality-myth

Nathan “Mudyi” Sentance, Museums Are Not F**king Neutral: The Myth of Neutrality in Memory Institutions, Your Neutrality Is Not Our Neutral,” Archival Decolonist blog, January 18, 2018, https://archivaldecolonist.com/2018/01/18/your-neutral-is-not-our-neutral/

Jillian Steinhauer, “Museums Have a Duty to be Political,” The Art Newspaper, March 20, 2018, https://www.theartnewspaper.com/comment/museums-have-a-duty-to-be-political

Opposition to Museum Activism

Elizabeth Merritt, “On Morning Coffee & Museum Activism,” Center for the Future of Museums, March 26, 2015, http://futureofmuseums.blogspot.com/2015/03/on-morning-coffee-museum-activism.html 

Renwei Chung, “How the Murder of a Mentally Ill Man in Milwaukee Triggered the Starbucks Race Together Initiative,” Above the Law, April 3, 2015,         https://abovethelaw.com/2015/04/how-the-murder-of-a-mentally-ill-man-in-milwaukee-triggered-the-starbucks-race-together-initiative/?rf=1

Robin Pogrebin, “Politically Outspoken Director of Queens Museum Steps Down,” New York Times, January 26, 2018, https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/26/arts/design/queens-museum-director-laura-raicovich.html

Anti-Oppression

Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi. “The Danger of a Single Story,” TedGlobal, Oct. 7, 2009, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9Ihs241zeg 

“5 Tips for Being an Ally”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dg86g­QlM0

“Identifying & Dismantling White Supremacy in Archives: An Incomplete List of White Privileges in Archives and Action Items for Dismantling Them,”

Poster- content produced in Michelle Casswell’s Archives, Records, and Memory class, Fall 2016, UCLA, poster design by Gracen Brilmyer

http://www.gracenbrilmyer .com/dismantling_whiteSupremacy_archives3.pdf 

Maha Bali, “Yearning for Praxis: Writing and Teaching Our Way Out of Oppression,” Hybrid Pedagogy, October 21, 2015, http://www.hybridpedagogy.com/columns/yearning-for-praxis/

Jennifer Bonnell and Roger I. Simon, “’Difficult Exhibitions and Intimate Encounters,” Museum and Society 5.2 (July 2007), 65-85

JLove Calderon and Tim Wise, “Code of Ethics for Antiracist White Allies,” JLove Calderon blog, http://jlovecalderon.com/code-of-ethics-for-antiracist-white-allies/ 

Nina De Jesus, “Locating the Library in Institutional Oppression”, In the Library with the Lead Pipe, September 24, 2014

http://www.inthelibrarywiththeleadpipe.org/2014/locating-the-library-in-institutional-oppression/

Paulo Freire, Pedagogy of the Oppressed, New York: Continuum, 2000.

bell hooks, Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom, New York: Routledge, 2017, 1994.

Deepa Iyer, “Reckoning with Trauma 16 Years After,” Medium, September 10, 2017, https://medium.com/@dviyer/https-medium-com-dviyer-reckoning-with-trauma-16-years-after-sept11-98e063b6197e   

Seema Rao, Objective Lessons: Self-Care for Museum Workers, Lexington, KY: CreateSpace Independent Publishing, 2017, http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1014181131 

Nikhil Trivedi, “Oppression: A Museum Primer,” The Incluseum, February 4, 2015, https://incluseum.com/2015/02/04/oppression-a-museum-primer/ 

Erich Hatala Matthes, “Why Museums Need Their Own Ethics Departments, Apollo, September 4, 2017, https://www.apollo-magazine.com/why-museums-need-their-own-ethics-departments/ 

Race

Understanding the Construct

James Baldwin, "A Talk to Teachers," http://richgibson.com/talktoteachers.htm

Delivered October 16, 1963, as “The Negro Child – His Self-Image”; originally published in The Saturday Review, December 21, 1963, reprinted in The Price of the Ticket, Collected Non-Fiction 1948-1985, Saint Martins 1985.

Charles M. Blow, “Constructing a Conversation on Race,” Opinion Pages, New York Times, August 20, 2014, http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/21/opinion/charles-blow-constructing-a-conversation-on-race.html

Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, Racism without Racists: Color-Blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in America, Plymouth, UK: Rowman & Littlefield, 2014, http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1002854172.

Kimberle Crenshaw, “Why Intersectionality Can’t Wait,” Opinion, Washington Post, September 24, 2015, https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/in-theory/wp/2015/09/24/why-intersectionality-cant-wait/ 

Robin Diangelo, White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism, Beacon Press, 2018, http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1057761197 

Eisenman, Stephen F. “Triangulating Racism,” The Art Bulletin 78, no. 4

(December 1996): 603-609

Sam Dylan Finch, “9 Phrases Allies Can Say When Called Out Instead of Getting Defensive” Everyday Feminism. May 29. 2017, https://everydayfeminism.com/2017/05/allies-say-this-instead-defensive/ 

Blair Foster and Michele Stephenson, “A Conversation with White People on Race, Opinion Pages, New York Times, July 1, 2015, http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/01/opinion/a-conversation-with-white-people-on-race.html

Jon Greenberg, “Curriculum for White Americans to Educate Themselves on Race and Racism from Ferguson to Charleston,” Citizenship & Social Justice,  July, 10, 2015, http://citizenshipandsocialjustice.com/2015/07/10/curriculum-for-white-americans-to-educate-themselves-on-race-and-racism/

April Hathcock, “You’re Going to Screw Up,” At the Intersection blog, April 2016,  https://aprilhathcock.wordpress.com/2016/04/13/youre-gonna-screw-up/

Anna Kegler, “The Sugarcoated Language of White Fragility,” Huffington Post, July 22, 2016, updated December 6, 2017, https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/the-sugarcoated-language-of-white-fragility_b_10909350 

Ibram X. Kendi, “Getting Racist Ideas Backwards,” Interview by Lois Beckett, WNYC Studios, August 31, 2018, https://www.wnycstudios.org/story/racist-ideas-backwards/. (under 12 minutes)

Ibram X. Kendi, Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, New York: Nation Books, 2016.

Joseph, C. (2006). Creative alliance: The healing power of art therapy. Art Therapy, 23(1), 30–33. https://doi.org/10.1080/07421656.2006.10129531

Ijeoma Oluo, “On Starbucks & Corporate Accountability for Racial Bias,” Medium, April 17, 2018, https://medium.com/@IjeomaOluo/on-starbucks-corporate-accountability-for-racial-bias-c9faf63bcf6b 

Ijeoma Oluo, So You Want to Talk About Race, New York: NY Seal, 2018, http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1020066323 

Chad Louis Williams, Kidada E. Williams, Keisha N. Blain, Charleston Syllabus, Readings on Race, Racism, and Racial Violence, Athens, GA: University of Georgia, 2016

Being Anti­-Racist, Not Non-­Racist

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/without­prejudice/201601/being­anti­racist­not­non­racist

Uncovering Race in Museums

Maurice Berger, “Are Art Museums Racist?” in How Art Becomes History: Essays on Art, Society, and Culture in Post-New Deal America. New

York: HarperCollins, 1992, http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/680030336.

Bidsha, "It’s time for the arts world to look hard at its own racism," The Guardian, December 19, 2015, http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/dec/19/time-for-art-world-look-own-racism 

Aleia Brown  and Adrianne Russell,  Museums & #BlackLivesMatter, Medium, Sep. 20, 2015

https://medium.com/code-words-technology-and-theory-in-the-museum/museums-blacklivesmatter-ba28c7111bec#.f2w1t7hrw

Susan E. Cahan, Mounting Frustration: The Art Museum in the Age of Black Power, Durham, NC: Duke University, 2016.

Bridget R. Cooks, Exhibiting Blackness: African Americans and the American Art Museum, Amherst, MA: University of Massachusetts, 2011.

Corrin, Lisa G., ed. Mining the Museum: An Installation by Fred Wilson.

Baltimore: The Contemporary, 1994.

Aruna D’Souza, Whitewalling: Art, Race, & Protest in 3 Acts, Badlands Unlimited, 2018.

Damon Davis, “In the Face of White Male Privilege Run Amok, a Plea for Artistic Responsibility,” Hyperallergic, September 28, 2016, https://hyperallergic.com/325780/in-the-face-of-white-male-privilege-run-amok-a-plea-for-artistic-responsibility/ 

Jarrett Drake, “I’m Leaving the Archival Profession: It’s Better This Way,” Medium, June 26, 2017, https://medium.com/on-archivy/im-leaving-the-archival-profession-it-s-better-this-way-ed631c6d72fe 

Carey Dunne, Why the Rijksmuseum Is Removing Bigoted Terms from Its Artworks’ Titles for Hyperallergic, posted on December 22, 2015

http://hyperallergic.com/263180/why-the-rijksmuseum-is-removing-bigoted-terms-from-its-artworks-titles/

Hannah Hong Frelot, “Seven Ways to Make the Museum System a Better Place for People of Color,” blog, The Incluseum, June 2, 2014, https://incluseum.com/2014/06/02/seven-ways-to-make-the-museum-system-a-better-place-for-people-of-color/ 

Alyssa Greenberg, “How Every Museum Can Respond to Ferguson,” Imagining America, February 16, 2015, http://imaginingamerica.org/2015/02/16/how-every-museum-can-respond-to-ferguson/ 

Alyssa Greenberg, “How Every Museum Can Respond to Ferguson - Part II,” Imagining America, April 27, 2015, http://imaginingamerica.org/2015/04/27/how-every-museum-can-respond-to-ferguson-part-ii/ 

Radiah Harper, “25 Ways to See and Act on Decentering Whiteness: Aka White Supremacy in the Museum,” Museum Commons blog, October 23, 2017, http://www.museumcommons.com/2017/10/massaction-2017-decentering-whiteness.html 

Radiah Harper, “Letter to Young Museum Professionals of Color or What Transpires on a Long-Haul Career of Confronted with Racism in Museums,” The Incluseum, October 3, 2017, https://incluseum.com/2017/10/03/letter-to-young-museum-professionals-of-color-or-what-transpires-on-a-long-haul-career-when-confronted-with-racism-in-the-museum/ 

Emily Dennis Harvey and Bernard Friedberg, editors, A Museum for the People: A Report of Proceedings at the Seminar on Neighborhood Museums held November 20, 21, and 22, 1969, at MUSE, the Bedford Lincoln Neighborhood Museum in Brooklyn, New York, Cambridge, MA: Acanthus, 1971.

Hannah Heller, “Whiteness in Museum Education,” The Incluseum, December 14, 2017,

https://incluseum.com/2017/12/14/whiteness-and-museum-education/ 

Gretchen Jennings et al (December 11, 2014) “Joint Statement from Museum Bloggers and Colleagues on Ferguson and Related Events.” Museum Commons. http://www.museumcommons.com/2014/12/joint-statement-museum-bloggers-colleagues-ferguson-related-events.html.  Retrieved May 23, 2018

Gretchen Jennings. (October, 2015). “The #museumsrespondtoFerguson Initiative: A Necessary Conversation. “ Museums and Social Issues Vol. 10 No. 2 pp 1-9

Gretchen Jennings.  “The Trayvon Martin Archives.” Museum Commons http://www.museumcommons.com/category/trayvon-martin

Helen Kim Ho, “8 Ways People of Color are Tokenized in Nonprofits,” Everyday Feminism, October 28, 2017, https://everydayfeminism.com/2017/10/poc-tokenized-in-nonprofits/

Francis E. Kendall, “Understanding White Privilege,”  Christian Peacemaker Teams, 2002,

http://www.cpt.org/files/Undoing%20Racism%20-%20Understanding%20White%20Privilege%20-%20Kendall.pdf 

Elizabeth Merritt, “Instigating Social Justice Sessions at AAM 2015,” Center for the Future of Museums, August 4, 2014, http://futureofmuseums.blogspot.com/2014/08/instigating-social-justice-sessions-for.html 

Porchia Moore, “An Exploration of Race, Social Media, and Museums,” Exhibitionist vol .32, no. 2, Fall 2013

http://name-aam.org/uploads/downloadables/EXH.fall_13/10%20EXH%20f13%20An%20exploration%20of%20race%20socila%20media%20and%20museums_Moore.pdf

Eric Morse, “#MuseumsrespondtoFerguson: Systemic Racism, Representation, and Museums as Peaceful Congregant Spaces,” Museumuptopia, June 23, 2015, https://museumutopia.wordpress.com/2015/06/23/museumsrespondtoferguson-systemic-racism-representation-and-museums-as-peaceful-congregant-spaces/

“#Museumsrespondtoferguson,” The Uncatalogued Museum, December 11, 2014, http://uncatalogedmuseum.blogspot.com/2014/12/museumsrespondtoferguson.html

Katie Nodjimbaden, "How the African American History Museum Is Curating the "Black Lives Matter" Movement," Smithsonian.com, December 14, 2015, http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/african-american-history-museum-black-lives-matter-180957530/ 

Seph Rodney, “The Conflict Around Diversity at the American Alliance of Museum,” Hyperallergic, June 3, 2016, http://hyperallergic.com/302752/the-conflict-around-diversity-at-the-american-alliance-of-museums/

Adrianne Russell, "The Media Needs a History Lesson When Addressing Civic Unrest, Says the Director of the African American History Museum," Smithsonian Magazine, May 1, 2015, http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/media-needs-history-lesson-addressing-civic-unrest-director-african-american-history-museum-180955140/?no-ist 

Nick Sacco, “The History of U.S. Slavery and the Problem of Moral Equivalency,” Exploring the Past blog, October 24, 2017, https://pastexplore.wordpress.com/2017/10/24/the-history-of-u-s-slavery-and-the-problem-of-moral-equivalency/amp/

Richard Sandell and Eithne Nightingale, editors, Museums, Equality, and Social Justice (Museum Meanings), London: Routledge, 2012.

Richard Sandell, Museums, Prejudice and the Reframing of Difference, Abington, UK: Routledge, 2007.

Deborah F. Schwartz, “A Museum Director Reflects on #MuseumsrespondtoFerguson,” Museum Commons, January 6, 2015, http://www.museumcommons.com/2015/01/museum-director-reflects-museumsrespondtoferguson.html 

Daniel J. Sherman, editor, Museums and Difference (21st Century Studies), Bloomington, IN: University of Indiana, 2008.

Nina Simon, “On White Privilege and Museums,” Museums 2.0, March 6, 2013,

http://museumtwo.blogspot.com/2013/03/on-white-privilege-and-museums.html

Kaylee Warren, “Meet the New York Curators Shaking Up the Canon of Contemporary Art,” The Fader, November 17, 2017, http://www.thefader.com/2017/11/17/new-york-curators-shaking-up-canon-contemporary-art  

Menachem Wecker, “Why Museums Should Be a Safe Space to Discuss Why #BlackLivesMatter,” Smithsonian.com, April 29, 2015, http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/why-museums-should-be-safe-space-discuss-why-black-lives-matter-180955114/?no-ist 

Press Release: “History, Rebellion and Reconciliation” Symposium Examines Race, Justice and Community Activism,” Smithsonian Institution, April, 8, 2015, http://newsdesk.si.edu/releases/history-rebellion-and-reconciliation-symposium-examines-race-justice-and-community-activism

NMAAHC symposium held April 25, 2015, Twitter hashtag #HRRlive

Bringing Self­ Examination to the Center of Social Justice Work in Museums

http://incluseum.com/2015/12/30/bringing-self-examination-to-the-center-of-social-justice-work-in-museums/

The Journal of Museum Education, Volume 42, No. 2, Summer 2017, “Identifying and Transforming Racism in Museum Education”

Indian Arts Research Center & School for Advanced Research: Community+Museums and Museums+Community Guidelines for Collaboration: http://sarweb.org/guidelinesforcollaboration/index.html

Diversity, Inclusion, Equity- Language, Concepts for Addressing Race & Gender

“How Can Contemporary Art Be More Inclusive of Native Voices?” (an online discussion with Kathleen Ash-Milby, Jeffrey Gibson, Dyani White Hawk, Luzene Hill, and Candessa Tehee), Walker Reader, October 12, 2017,

https://walkerart.org/magazine/inclusion-native-american-art-panel-discussion

Sara Ahmed, Living a Feminist Life. Durham, NC: Duke University, 2017.

Sara Ahmed, On Being Included: Racism and Diversity in Institutional Life. Durham: Duke University Press, 2012.

Sara Ahmed, Queer Phenomenology: Orientations, Objects, Others. Durham, NC: Duke University, 2006.

 

Sanchita Balachandran, “Race, Diversity and Politics: Our 21st Century Crisis.” May 2016.

http://www.conservators-converse.org/2016/05/race-diversity-and-politics-in-conservation-our-21st-century-crisis-sanchita-balachandran/

Joy Bailey-Bryant, “We’re Not That Hard to Find: Hiring Diverse Museum Staff,” AAM.org, January-February 2017, 27-29, http://www.aam-us.org/docs/default-source/museum/we're-not-that-hard-to-find.pdf 

Joan Baldwin, “Museum Hiring: It’s About the Whole, Not the Other Than,” Leadership Matters blog, December 10, 2018, https://leadershipmatters1213.wordpress.com/2018/12/10/museum-hiring-its-about-the-whole-not-for-the-other-than/ 

J. Bryant and S. Penny, “Museums and Race Report Card,” Museums & Race blog, 2018, https://museumsandrace.org/2018/05/28/report-card/

Johnetta Cole, “Johnetta Cole: Museums, Diversity, & Social Value, Association of Art Museum Directors”, https://aamd.org/our-members/from-the-field/johnnetta-cole-museums-diversity-social-value

Dr. Johnnetta Betsch Cole: 2015 AAM General Session Keynote Address

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmROOwIIVYM

Derwin Dubose, “How White Nonprofit Leaders Can Advance Diversity,” NonProfit Quarterly, January 14, 2015, https://nonprofitquarterly.org/2015/01/14/how-white-nonprofit-leaders-can-advance-diversity/ 

Radiah Harper and Keonna Hendrick, “Doing the Work: A Discussion on Visioning and Realizing Racial Equity in Museums, Journal of Museum Education, 42 (2), 2017: 163-168,

https://doi.org/10.1080/10598650.2017.1306665.

April Hathcock, “White Librarianship in Blackface: Diversity Initiatives in LIS,” In the Library with the Lead Pipe, October 7, 2015, http://www.inthelibrarywiththeleadpipe.org/2015/lis-diversity/ 

Anna Holmes, “Has Diversity Lost Its Meaning?,” New York Times, October 27, 2015,

https://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/01/magazine/has-diversity-lost-its-meaning.html 

Nicole Ivy, “The Labor of Diversity,” Museums, January 2016, http://www.aam-us.org/docs/default-source/museum/the-labor-of-diversity.pdf

Alex Kapitan, “Should I Use the Adjective “Diverse”?, Radical Copyeditor blog, October 2, 2017, https://radicalcopyeditor.com/2017/10/02/should-i-use-the-adjective-diverse/ 

Rose Paquet Kinsley (2016). Inclusion in Museums: A Matter of Social Justice. Museums, Management, and Curatorship, Page 474-490.

Brooke Leonard, “On Diversity and Inclusion,” Alliance Labs, American Alliance of Museums, August 8, 2016, http://labs.aam-us.org/blog/open-forum-diversity-inclusion/ 

Laura Lott, “My Recap from a Workplace Inclusion Forum,” Center for the Future of Museums, April 26, 2016, http://futureofmuseums.blogspot.com/2016/04/my-recap-from-workplace-inclusion-forum.html 

Leslie Mac, “Too many white folks, white-led orgs & NFPs have framed antiracism work as learning about racism. That is education…,” Twitter thread @LeslieMac, May 31, 2018, https://tinyurl.com/ybmayono

Stacey Mann, Saralyn Rosenfield, and Amelia Wiggins “Confronting Our Whiteness: Our First Steps Toward Systemic Change,” Medium, June 12, 2018, https://medium.com/viewfinder-reflecting-on-museum-education/confronting-our-whiteness-our-first-steps-towards-systemic-change-bfc62aa43b9d 

Wendy Ng, Syrus Marcus Ware, Alyssa Greenberg, Activating Diversity and Inclusion: A Blueprint for Museum Educators as Allies and Change Makers, Journal of Museum Education, 42 (2), 2017: 142-154, https://doi.org/10.1080/10598650.2017.1306664 

Anamik Saha, “Diversity Initiatives Don’t Work: They Just Make Things Worse: The Ideological Function of Diversity in the Cultural Institutions, Media Diversified, February 16, 2019, https://mediadiversified.org/2017/02/16/diversity-initiatives-dont-work-they-just-make-things-worse-the-ideological-function-of-diversity-in-the-cultural-industries/ 

Hilarie Sheets, “Pressure Mounts for US Museums to Increase Diversity at the Top,” The Art Newspaper, August 3, 2016, http://theartnewspaper.com/news/museums/pressure-mounts-for-us-museums-to-increase-diversity-at-the-top/ 

Nina Simon, “Fighting for Inclusion,” Museum 2.0 blog, September 23, 2015

http://museumtwo.blogspot.com/search?q=fighting+for+inclusion

Dafina-Lazurus Stewart, “Language of Appeasement: Colleges Need a Language Shift, But Not the One You Think,” Inside Higher Ed, March 30, 2017, https://www.insidehighered.com/views/2017/03/30/colleges-need-language-shift-not-one-you-think-essay.

Chris Taylor, “Announcing the Department of Inclusion and Community Engagement at the Minnesota Historical Society: Part I,” Incluseum blog, April 21, 2015,

https://incluseum.com/2015/04/21/announcing-the-department-of-inclusion-and-community-engagement-at-the-minnesota-historical-society-part-i/ 

Nicole Wallace, "$4 Million Grant Will Promote Board Diversity at Museums," The Chronicle of Philanthropy, January 15, 2019, https://www.philanthropy.com/article/4-Million-From-Ford-Mellon/245471.

Robert J. Weisberg, “What We in Museums Talk about When We Talk about Diversity,” Robert J. Weisberg blog, August 3, 2016, http://www.robertjweisberg.com/what-we-in-museums-talk-about-when-we-talk-about-diversity/ 

Art Museum Staff Demographic Survey 2018,  https://sr.ithaka.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/SR-Mellon-Report-Art-Museum-Staff-Demographic-Survey-01282019.pdf         

Policies

American Alliance of Museums, “Code of Conduct,” American Alliance of Museums, May 2018, http://annualmeeting.aam-us.org/code-of-conduct/ 

American Alliance of Museums, “Diversity and Inclusion Policy,” American Alliance of Museums, February 26, 2014, http://www.aam-us.org/about-us/strategic-plan/diversity-and-inclusion-policy 

“For the Benefit of All: The CMA’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Plan,” Cleveland Museum of Art, http://clevelandart.org/diversity-equity-and-inclusion-plan 

Jobs in Diversity/Inclusion

“The Phillips Collection Announces First Chief Diversity Officer,” Art Daily, April 20, 2018,  http://artdaily.com/news/104029/The-Phillips-Collection-announces-first-Chief-Diversity-Officer#.WtocZhYpDYV

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

Rod Bigelow, Executive Director & Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Leadership Bios, Crystal Bridges Museum of Art, https://crystalbridges.org/leadership-bios/ 

Linda DeBerry, “Leading By Example: How Crystal Bridges is Taking On Diversity,” Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art blog, June 21, 2017, https://crystalbridges.org/blog/leading-by-example-how-crystal-bridges-is-taking-on-diversity/ 

Chris Taylor, “Announcing the Department of Inclusion and Community Engagement at the Minnesota Historical Society: Part I,” Incluseum blog, April 21, 2015,

https://incluseum.com/2015/04/21/announcing-the-department-of-inclusion-and-community-engagement-at-the-minnesota-historical-society-part-i/ 

Decolonization

Katsuri Behari-Leak, Langutani Masehela, Luyanda Marhaya, Masebala Tjabane, and Ness Merckel, “Decolonising the Curriculum: It’s in the Detail, Not Just in the Definition,” The Conversation, March 9, 2017, https://theconversation.com/decolonising-the-curriculum-its-in-the-detail-not-just-in-the-definition-73772

Puawai Cairns, “Decolonisation: We Aren’t Going to Save You,” Center for the Future of Museums blog, American Alliance of Museums, December 17, 2018, https://www.aam-us.org/2018/12/17/decolonisation-we-arent-going-to-save-you/ 

Cinnamon Catlin-Legutko, “We Must Decolonize Our Museums,” Ted X Dirigo, 2016,

https://youtu.be/jyZAgG8--Xg.

Iain Chambers, Alessandra De Angelis, Celeste Ianniciello, Mariangela Orabona and Michaela Quadraro,  The Postcolonial Museum: The Arts of Memory and the Pressures of History, London: Routledge, 2016.

Binna Choi and Yolande van der Heide, “Decolonizing Art Institutes from a Labor Point of View,” On Curating 35: December 2017, http://www.on-curating.org/issue-35-reader/decolonizing-art-institutes-from-a-labor-point-of-view.html#.WvkHp4iUs2y 

Decolonize This Place, “Open Letter to the Brooklyn Museum: Your Curatorial Crisis is an Opportunity to Decolonize,” Decolonize Brooklyn Museum blog, April 3, 2018, April 5, 2018, https://decolonizebrooklynmuseum.wordpress.com/.

Decolonize This Place, “Statement 2: Growing Coalition Calls Brooklyn Museum ‘Out of Touch’ and Demands Decolonization Commission,” Decolonize Brooklyn Museum blog, April 12, 2018, https://decolonizebrooklynmuseum.wordpress.com/.

Decolonize This Place, “Why We Need to Decolonize the Brooklyn Museum,” Now This News,

https://nowthisnews.com/videos/news/why-we-need-to-decolonize-the-brooklyn-museum, May 8, 2018.

Decolonize Our Museums, Official Response to the MFA Panel “Kimono Wednesdays, A Conversation,” Tumbler, May 31, 2016, http://decolonizeourmuseums.tumblr.com/post/145203939609/official-response-to-mfa-panel-kimono-wednesdays.

Frantz Fanon, The Wretched of the Earth, New York: Grove Press, 2005, http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/475112468.

Daniel A. Gross, “The Troubling Origins of the Skeletons in a New York Museum,” New Yorker, January 24, 2018, https://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/the-troubling-origins-of-the-skeletons-in-a-new-york-museum.

Stefano Harney and Fred Moten, The Undercommons: Fugitive Planning and Black Study (Minor Compositions, 2013).

Adalaine Holton, “Decolonizing History: Arthur Schomburg’s Afrodiasporic Archive,” The Journal of African American History, 92,2 (Spring 2007): 218-238.

Sumaya Kassim, “The Museum Will Not Be Decolonised,” Media Diversified, November 15, 2017, https://mediadiversified.org/2017/11/15/the-museum-will-not-be-decolonised/ 

Sumaya Kassim and Arwa Aburawa, “The Museum Will Not Be Decolonised,” (video, 9 minutes 27 seconds) uploaded November 2018, https://vimeo.com/302162709 

Robin D. G. Kelly, “Black Study, Black Struggle,” Boston Review, March 7, 2016, http://bostonreview.net/forum/robin-d-g-kelley-black-study-black-struggle.

Aditi Natasha Kini, “How Might We Decolonize the Brooklyn Museum?,” Pacific Standard, May 8, 2018, https://psmag.com/social-justice/how-might-we-decolonize-the-brooklyn-museum.

Amy Lonetree, Decolonizing Museums: Representing Native America in National and Tribal Museums, Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina, 2012.

Trish Luker, “Decolonising Archives: Indigenous Challenges to Record Keeping in ‘Reconciling’ Settler Colonial States” Australian Feminist Studies: 32, 91-92, 2017, 108-125.

Fred Moten, “Migration, Refuge, and the Politics of Sanctuary Music,” #sanctuarysyllabus, uploaded May 4, 2018, YouTube, https://youtu.be/nH9VbL4iPgc

Zita Cristina Nunes, “Remembering the Howard University Librarian Who Decolonized the Way Books Were Catalogued,” Smithsonian Magazine, November 26, 2018, https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/remembering-howard-university-librarian-who-decolonized-way-books-were-catalogued-180970890/ 

Zoe Samudzi, “We Need a Decolonized, Not a “Diverse”, Education, Harlot Media, March 29, 2016

http://harlot.media/articles/1058/we-need-a-decolonized-not-a-diverse-education.

Erin Schwartz, “How Do You Decolonize an Arts Institution?,” Garage, April 5, 2018, https://garage.vice.com/en_us/article/j5adn8/brooklyn-museum-decolonize-this-place-open-letter.

Sarita Echavez See, The Filipino Primitive: Accumulation and Resistance in the American Museum, New York: New York University, 2017. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/7672068342

Nathan mudyi Sentance, “Too Many White Experts,” Archival Decolonist blog, November 16, 2017, https://archivaldecolonist.com/2017/11/16/too-many-white-experts/.

Nathan mudyi Sentance, “Why Do We Collect,” Archival Decolonist blog, August 18, 2018, https://archivaldecolonist.com/2018/08/18/why-do-we-collect/ 

Haroon Siddique, “‘Not Everything Was Looted’: British Museum to Fight Critics,” The Guardian, October 12, 2018, https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2018/oct/12/collected-histories-not-everything-was-looted-british-museum-defends-collections?CMP=twt_gu 

Leanne Betasamosake Simpson and Dionne Brand, “Temporary Spaces of Joy and Freedom’: Leanne Betasamosake Simpson in conversation with Dionne Brand,” Literary Review of Canada, June 2018,  https://reviewcanada.ca/magazine/2018/06/temporary-spaces-of-joy-and-freedom/.

Kavita Singh, “Universal Museums: The View from Below,” in Witnesses to History: A Compendium of Documents and Writings on the Return of Cultural Objects, ed. Lyndell V. Prott. Paris: UNESCO, 2009. https://www.academia.edu/24523795/WITNESSES_TO_HISTORY_Documents_and_writings_on_the_return_of_cultural_objects

Linda Tuhiwai Smith, Decolonizing Methodologies: Research and Indigenous Peoples. 2nd ed., Zed Books, 2012.

Michel-Rolph Trouillot, Silencing the Past: Power and the Production of History, Boston, MA: Beacon Press, 1995.

Hrag Vartanian, “Coalition of Anti-Gentrification Groups Pressures Brooklyn Museum to “Decolonize,” Hyperallergic, April 5, 2018, https://hyperallergic.com/436293/coalition-of-anti-gentrification-groups-pressures-brooklyn-museum-to-decolonize/.

Hrag Vartanian, “Decolonize This Place Announces January 26 Town Hall Regarding Whitney Museum’s Tear Gas Problem,” Hyperallergic, December 26, 2018, https://hyperallergic.com/477510/decolonize-this-place-announces-january-26-town-hall-regarding-whitney-museums-tear-gas-problem/ 

Hrag Vartanian, “Growing Coalition Calls Brooklyn Museum “Out of Touch” and Demands Decolonization Commission,” Hyperallergic, April 12, 2018, https://hyperallergic.com/437542/growing-coalition-calls-brooklyn-museum-out-of-touch-and-demands-decolonization-commission/.

Erich Hatala Matthes, “Repatriation and the Radical Redistribution of Art,” Ergo, Vol. 4, No. 32: https://quod.lib.umich.edu/e/ergo/12405314.0004.032?view=text;rgn=main

 

Elizabeth Marlowe, “Seizure of Looted Antiquities Illuminates What Museums Want Hidden,” Hyperallergic, September 5, 2018: https://hyperallergic.com/456942/europol-seizure-of-looted-antiquities/

Achille Joseph Mbembe, “Decolonizing the University: New Directions,” Arts & Humanities in Higher Education, vol. 15, no. 1, 2016.

Eve Tuck and K. Wayne Yang, “Decolonization is not a Metaphor,” Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education & Society, 1 (1), 2012: 1-40, https://www.latrobe.edu.au/staff-profiles/data/docs/fjcollins.pdf.

Harsha Walia, “Decolonizing Together: Moving Beyond a Politics of Solidarity toward a Practice of Decolonization,” in The Winter We Danced: Voices From the Past, The Future, and the Idle No More Movement, edited by The Kino-nda-niimi Collective (AK Press, 2014).


*** social media ***

Decolonize Our Museums, @decolonizeOM via Twitter

Decolonize This Place, @decolonizethis via Twitter

*podcasts*

Decolonise the Museum!, Episode 26, Podcast audio, Museopunks, April 2018, https://soundcloud.com/museopunks/episode-26-decolonise-the-museum

Empathy

Empathetic Museum, Maturity Model - outlines 4 levels of practice,  http://empatheticmuseum.weebly.com/maturity-model.html

Laurence Brassueur, “An empathetic study on young people and museums in Luxembourg,” Social Justice Alliance for Museums, 2018, http://sjam.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Young-people-and-museums-in-Luxembourg.pdf 

Daryl Cameron, Michael Inzlicht, and William A. Cunningham, “Empathy is Actually a Choice,” Opinion, New York Times, July 10, 2015, http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/12/opinion/sunday/empathy-is-actually-a-choice.html?_r=0 

Roman Krznaric, “Welcome to the Empathy Wars,” Transformation, June 29, 2015, https://www.opendemocracy.net/transformation/roman-krznaric/welcome-to-empathy-wars

Carolyn Pedwell, “Empathy, Accuracy and Transnational Politics,” Theory, Culture & Society, December 22, 2014, http://www.theoryculturesociety.org/carolyn-pedwell-on-empathy-accuracy-and-transnational-politics/ 

Jason Silverstein, “I Don’t Feel Your Pain: A Failure of Empathy Perpetuates Racial Disparities,” Slate, June 27, 2013, http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/science/2013/06/racial_empathy_gap_people_don_t_perceive_pain_in_other_races.html 

Gokcigdem, Elif M. 2016. Fostering Empathy Through Museums. New York: Rowman & Littlefield.

Radical Empathy in Museums, Blog Anabel Roque Rodríguez, February 8, 2018, https://www.anabelroro.com/blog/radical-empathy-in-museums 

Lacey Lieberthal, June 18 2018. Engaging with Empathy: Staff Support for Emotionally-Charged Exhibitions, Theory and Practice: The Emerging Museum Professionals Journal.

Gender

Ellen Fernandez-Sacco, "Museums"   Philomena Essed, Audrey Koyabashi & David Theo Goldberg, eds. The Blackwell Companion to Gender Studies. Blackwell Publishers, 2004, 484-494.

Jonathan D. Katz and David Ward, Hide & Seek,, Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institute, 2010.

Amy K. Levin, ed., Gender, Sexuality, and Museums, A Routledge Reader, Routledge, 2011.

Margaret Middleton, “The Queer Inclusive Museum,” Exhibition, journal of National Association for Museums Exhibition, AAM, Fall 2017

Catherine Morris and Rujeko Hockley, We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women 1965-1985 A Sourcebook, Brooklyn, NY: Brooklyn Museum 2017.

Jose Muñoz, Disidentifications: Queers of Color and the Performance of Politics, Minneapolis, University of Minnesota, 1999.

Quinn, Therese. (1995). Breaking silence:  Lesbian and gay issues in midwestern cultural institutions.  Midwest Museum Conference Review 1993 – 1994, 39-42.

Akiba Solomon, “I Assumed It Was Racism - It Was Patriarchy,” Yes Magazine, June 20, 2016, http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/gender-justice/i-assumed-it-was-racism-it-was-patriarchy-20160620

Ableism/Physical and Cognitive Disability/Disability Justice

“About,” Disability Visibility Project, https://disabilityvisibilityproject.com/about/

Sandra Alland, “Sins Invalid: Skin, Tooth, and Bone - The Basis of Movement is Our People: A Disability Justice Primer, Disability Arts Online, February 16, 2017, http://disabilityarts.online/magazine/opinion/sins-invalid-skin-tooth-bone-basis-movement-people-disability-justice-primer/ 

Moya Bailey and Izetta Autumn Mobley, “Working at the Intersections: A Black Feminist Disability Framework,” Gender & Society, 20 (10), 2018, https://drive.google.com/file/d/1rsS9z3iI7h1k_fEWHgwNjQCdmOrbUfwB/view 

Patty Berne, “Disability Justice, Sins Invalid blog, June 2015, http://sinsinvalid.org/blog/disability-justice-a-working-draft-by-patty-berne 

Keith Hetherington “Accountability and disposal: visual impairment and the museum,” Museum and Society, 1(2) 104-115, 2003, https://www2.le.ac.uk/departments/museumstudies/museumsociety/documents/volumes/mshetherington.pdf 

Liz Jackson, “I never write threads. And so I hope my disabled friends and my supporters will take a moment to read this, as I am beginning to fall apart…,” Twitter thread @elizejackson, April 30, 2018, https://tinyurl.com/ya5q64ck.

Disability Solidarity, Solidarity Syllabus, May 2018,

https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/70923b_a3f680cff97b4e8e850c31291b27de3e.pdf 

Podcast: Episode 11, Disability Solidarity, May 2018, https://www.solidarityis.org/podcasts 

Twitter accounts -

@elizajackson

@DisVisibility

Visitors

Colleen Dilenschneider, “Why Cultural Organizations Are Not Reaching Low-Income Visitors (DATA)” in Community Engagement, IMPACTS Data, Myth Busting, Nonprofit Marketing, Sector Evolution, Trends, May 18, 2016, https://www.colleendilen.com/2016/05/18/why-cultural-organizations-are-not-reaching-low-income-visitors-data/ 

Darby English, "Don't Be Intimidated By Museums. They Belong to Everyone," The Guardian, May 31, 2015, http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/may/31/museums-not-white-spaces-belong-everyone 

Adriel Luis, “The Public Puts Trust in Museums, Now It’s Time for Museums to Put Trust the Public,” Smithsonian,, May 2016, https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/public-puts-great-trust-museums-and-now-its-time-museums-trust-public-180959237/

Visitors of Color, Tumblr, http://visitorsofcolor.tumblr.com/

Partridge, E. E. (2016). Access to art and materials: Considerations for art therapists (Accès à l’art et aux matériaux : facteurs à prendre en compte par les art-thérapeutes). Canadian Art Therapy Association Journal, 29(2), 100–104. https://doi.org/10.1080/08322473.2016.1252996

Internships - Paid versus Unpaid

Anne Ackerson and Joan Baldwin, “The Internship Commitment,” Leadership Matters: Thoughts on 21st Century Museum Leadership blog, July 30, 2018

https://leadershipmatters1213.wordpress.com/ 

Ben Gilsdorf, “Help Desk: Internship Woes,” Daily Serving, December 17, 2012, https://www.dailyserving.com/2012/12/help-desk-internship-woes/ 

Emily Turner, Equitable Internship Resources, annotated bibliography, as of May 23, 2018,

http://bit.ly/2GLyuzP

Museums and Monuments

Janeen Bryant, Benjamin Filene, Louis Nelson, Jennifer Scott, and Suzanne Seriff, “Are Museums the Rightful Home for Confederate Monuments?,” Center for the Future of Museums blog, AAM, April 3, 2018, http://futureofmuseums.aam-us.org/2018/04/are-museums-rightful-home-for.html 

Dell Upton, “Confederate Monuments and Civic Values in the Wake of Charlottesville,” Society of Architectural Historians blog, September 17, 2017, http://www.sah.org/publications-and-research/sah-blog/sah-blog/2017/09/13/confederate-monuments-and-civic-values-in-the-wake-of-charlottesville 

Defining Museums

Daniel Buren, “Function of the Museum,” Artforum XII, September 1973, 68.

https://tinyurl.com/ydbl2rwn 

http://faculty.winthrop.edu/stockk/contemporary%20art/Buren%20museum.pdf 

Contemporary Controversies, Collaborations, Challenges, and Protests

Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

Birmingham Civil Rights Institute Rescinds Fred L. Shuttlesworth Human Rights Award, January 2019

Executive Committee of the National Council of the American Studies Association, “To the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, in Defense of Angela Davis,” American Studies Association Web site, January 10, 2019, https://theasa.net/about/news-events/announcements/birmingham-civil-rights-institute-defense-angela-davis 

“Exclusive: Angela Davis Speaks Out about Palestine, BDS & More After Civil Rights Award Is Revoked,” Democracy Now, January 11, 2019, https://www.democracynow.org/2019/1/11/exclusive_angela_davis_speaks_out_on

Roy S. Johnson, “Angela Davis Alternative Event, Organized by Broad Coalition, Will Be ‘Grassroots,’ Open to Public,” AL.com, January 9, 2019, https://www.al.com/news/2019/01/angela-davis-alternative-event-organized-by-broad-coalition-will-be-grassroots-open-to-public.html

British Museum

Critiques regarding museum’s colonialist ties

Haroon Siddique, “‘Not Everything Was Looted’: British Museum to Fight Critics,” Guardian, October 12, 2018, https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2018/oct/12/collected-histories-not-everything-was-looted-british-museum-defends-collections 

Carla Herreria, “Twitter Calls Out Museum Curator for Saying Asian Names are ‘Confusing,’” Huffington Post, September 14, 2017,         https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/british-museum-asian-names-confusing_us_59baf469e4b02da0e14077f5 

Agence France Press in Santiago “Easter Island people want British Museum to return Moai statue” Guardian, August 7th, 2018.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/aug/07/easter-island-people-want-british-museum-return-moai-statue 

Brooklyn Museum

Curatorial Hiring Controversy - Calls for Decolonization Commission March 2018

        

Brooklyn Museum, The Brooklyn Museum Appoints Two New Curators, press release, March 2018, https://d1lfxha3ugu3d4.cloudfront.net/press/docs/New_Curators_of_Photography_and_African_Art_Press_Release.pdf.

Decolonize This Place, “Open Letter to the Brooklyn Museum: Your Curatorial Crisis is an Opportunity to Decolonize,” Decolonize Brooklyn Museum blog, April 3, 2018, April 5, 2018, https://decolonizebrooklynmuseum.wordpress.com/.

Decolonize This Place, “Statement 2: Growing Coalition Calls Brooklyn Museum ‘Out of Touch’ and Demands Decolonization Commission,” Decolonize Brooklyn Museum blog, April 12, 2018, https://decolonizebrooklynmuseum.wordpress.com/.

Decolonize This, “Why We Need to Decolonize the Brooklyn Museum,” Now This News,

https://nowthisnews.com/videos/news/why-we-need-to-decolonize-the-brooklyn-museum, May 8, 2018.

Carla Herreria, “People Want to Know Why Brooklyn Museum’s New African Art Curator is White,” Huffington Post, March 28, 2018, https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/brooklyn-museum-white-curator-african-art_us_5abc09e6e4b06409775cd2d7.

Chika Okeke-Agulu, “Outrage over Hiring a White Woman as African Art Curator Misunderstands Expertise,” Frieze, April 18, 2018, https://frieze.com/article/outrage-over-hiring-white-woman-african-art-curator-misunderstands-expertise 

Maya Salam, “Brooklyn Museum Defends Its Hiring of a White Curator of African Art, New York Times, April 7, 2018,  https://mobile.nytimes.com/2018/04/06/arts/brooklyn-museum-african-arts.html.

Tim Schneider, “The Gray Market: Why the Brooklyn Museum Hiring Decision Shows We Need Structural Action on Arts Diversity and Other Insights, Artnet, April 2, 2018,

https://news.artnet.com/market/gray-market-brooklyn-museum-diversity-125776.

Erin Schwartz, “How Do You Decolonize an Arts Institution?,” Garage, April 5, 2018, https://garage.vice.com/en_us/article/j5adn8/brooklyn-museum-decolonize-this-place-open-letter.

Ryan Sit, “Museum Appoints White Woman as Curator of African Art, Sparks Outrage,” Newsweek, March 28, 2018,

http://www.newsweek.com/white-woman-named-curator-african-art-brooklyn-museum-865522.

Hrag Vartanian, “Coalition of Anti-Gentrification Groups Pressures Brooklyn Museum to “Decolonize,” Hyperallergic, April 5, 2018, https://hyperallergic.com/436293/coalition-of-anti-gentrification-groups-pressures-brooklyn-museum-to-decolonize/

Hrag Vartanian, “Growing Coalition Calls Brooklyn Museum “Out of Touch” and Demands Decolonization Commission,” Hyperallergic, April 12, 2018, https://hyperallergic.com/437542/growing-coalition-calls-brooklyn-museum-out-of-touch-and-demands-decolonization-commission/ 

Cal State - Long Beach, The University Art Museum

Cal State Long Beach fired Kimberli Meyer from her position as director at the University Art Museum

lauren woods, “Paused: American Monument 25/2018,” American Monument (blog), September 17, 2018, https://americanmonument.blog/ 
[statement regarding her decision to pause her exhibition
 American Monument in light of Cal State Long Beach's firing of museum director Kimberli Meyer]

Matt Stromberg, “After Museum Director is Fired, Artist Shuts Down Her Exhibition on Police Brutality,” Hyperallergic, September 18, 2018,

https://hyperallergic.com/461150/american-monument-lauren-woods-kimberli-meyer-california-state-university-long-beach/ 

Nina Felshin, “A Curator Reflects on Exhibiting Police Violence in University Art Museums,” Hyperallergic, September 25, 2018, https://hyperallergic.com/462141/a-curator-reflects-on-exhibiting-police-violence-in-university-art-museums/?fbclid=IwAR2dqiSq_RgVaxiT3W5ibgUV6INxoOXBRpc0XdzpJxgxHIhnzgSGqtbEcSw 

Asia Morris, “Fired CSULB Museum Director Told Staff to Answers Questions about Police Brutality Exhibit According to Race, Union Chief Says,” Long Beach Post, October 1, 2018, https://lbpost.com/life/arts-culture/fired-csulb-museum-director-told-staff-to-answer-questions-about-police-brutality-exhibit-according-to-race-union-chief-says/ 

Melissa Raybon, “An Open Letter to the California State University, Long Beach Office of the President, Office of the Provost,  Division of Administration & Finance, Office of Equity & Diversity, College of the Arts, Office of the Dean, and University Art Museum,” (Google Doc), October 8, 2018, https://docs.google.com/document/d/1iCu-vJZ72Nf5r5QGCMFxcESvr-rj_QpE9mwKOmnkluI/edit?usp=sharing 
[letter from Melissa Raybon, former Getty Multicultural Intern at the University Art Museum, Cal State- Long Beach. In her open letter regarding firing of museum director Kimberli Meyer, Raybon outlines the racial oppression she experienced at the institution and lack of university support during her internship.]

Angella d’Avignon, Union at Cal State Long Beach Leaks Email from Fired Museum Director, Revealing Divisive Perspectives, Hyperallergic, October 10, 2018, https://hyperallergic.com/465155/cal-state-long-beach-leaks-email-from-fired-museum-director-revealing-divisive-perspectives/ 

“Student Response to College of the Arts (COTA) Dean Cyrus Parker-Jeannette, California State University Long Beach (CSULB) Spokesperson Terri Carbaugh, California State University Employees Union (CSUEU) Chapter 315 President Jennifer Moran, and whom else it may concern,” (Google Doc) October 20, 2018, https://docs.google.com/document/d/1L4Md3L7apv0bHKv91NST81-eHUpObRC4hDI5JWXOOlA/edit?usp=sharing 

Matt Stromberg, “Cal State Long Beach Students Protest Museum Director’s Firing,” Hyperallergic, November 19, 2018

https://hyperallergic.com/471912/cal-state-long-beach-students-protest-museum-directors-firing/ 

Contemporary Art Museums St. Louis - 2016         

“Kelley Walker: Schema”, August 5, 2016   December 31, 2016, http://camstl.org/exhibitions/main-gallery/kelley-walker-schema/ 

Deborah D. Bass, “Uproar Continues Over Racially Charged Exhibit at Contemporary Art Museum in St. Louis,” St. Louis Post-Dispatch, September 24, 2016

Damon Davis, “In the Face of White Male Privilege Run Amok, a Plea for Artistic Responsibility,” Hyperallergic, September 28, 2016

CrossLines: Culture Lab on Intersectionality, Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, Washington D.C. - May 2016

http://smithsonianapa.org/crosslines/ 

Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, “Culture Lab Manifesto,” Poetry Magazine, July 5, 2017

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/articles/142894/culture-lab-manifesto 

Davis Museum, Wellesley - 2017

Critique of Davis Museum’s decision to remove art by immigrants

Pampi, “Reflections from Paneling at NEMA’s “Museums and the Travel Ban” at the Davis Museum,” Third Eye Fell, May 19, 2017, http://thirdeyefell.com/2017/05/reflections-from-paneling-at-nemas-museums-and-the-travel-ban-at-the-davis-museum/

Annie Wang, “An Open Letter to the Davis Museum,” Wellesley Underground (Tumbler), February 17, 2017, http://wellesleyunderground.com/post/157378151612/an-open-letter-to-the-davis-museum-by-annie

Mainstream press about Davis Museum’s decision to remove art by immigrants

“In Protest of Trump’s Travel Ban, Davis Museum Will Remove All Art Made or Donated by Immigrants,” https://hyperallergic.com/358883/in-protest-of-trumps-travel-ban-davis-museum-will-remove-all-art-made-or-donated-by-immigrants/

Malcolm Gay, “Davis Museum to Remove Artwork as Trump Travel-Ban Protest,” Boston Globe, February 15, 2017, https://www.bostonglobe.com/arts/art/2017/02/15/davis-museum-remove-artwork-travel-ban-protest/mBsXBKSGPcRAMg9Ib4T8WO/story.html

“Protesting Trump, Wellesley’s Davis Museum Will Remove,” http://www.artnews.com/2017/02/15/protesting-trump-wellesleys-davis-museum-will-remove-from-view-works-made-or-donated-by-immigrants-to-the-united-states/

MFA Boston - “Kimono Wednesdays” program- summer 2015, #KimonoWednesdays

Decolonize Our Museums, @decolonizeOM on Twitter

Malcolm Gay, “Kimono Controversy Erupts Anew MFA Panel,” Boston Globe, February 8, 2016, http://www.bostonglobe.com/arts/2016/02/08/kimono-controversy-erupts-anew-mfa-panel/olduJEpYVqUUyTM3wunRUM/story.html?event=event25

Brian Boucher, “Outrage at Museum of Fine Arts Boston over Disgraceful “Dress Up in a Kimono” Event,” Artnet News, July 6, 2015, https://news.artnet.com/art-world/museum-of-fine-arts-boston-apologizes-for-kimono-event-315000

Brian Boucher, “Museum of Fine Arts Boston Cancel Kimono Dress-Up Event After Being Accused of Racism,” Artnet News, July 7, 2015, https://news.artnet.com/art-world/museum-of-fine-arts-boston-apologizes-for-kimono-event-315000

Decolonize Our Museums, Official Response to the MFA Panel “Kimono Wednesdays, A Conversation,” Tumbler, May 31, 2016, http://decolonizeourmuseums.tumblr.com/post/145203939609/official-response-to-mfa-panel-kimono-wednesdays 

Malcolm Gay, “MFA Recasts Kimono Days After Complaints of Stereotyping,” The Boston Globe, July 7, 2015, https://www.bostonglobe.com/lifestyle/style/2015/07/07/mfa-backs-down-over-kimono-event-response-protests/lv9NHcnpW0lsRE77d9hvkI/story.html

Mia Nakaji Monnier, “MFA’s Kimono Controversy Should Spark Deeper Conversation,” Boston Globe, July 9, 2015, https://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/2015/07/10/mfa-kimono-controversy-should-spark-deeper-conversation/lZeb3uxDpGBeP2t6Q7IzuL/story.html

Harvard

Mary Carmichael, “Louis Agassiz Exhibit Divides Harvard, Swiss Group,” Boston Globe, June 27, 2012,  https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2012/06/26/harvard-fight-over-racist-images/oct8cc0KAGAm3H0qE9WY4H/story.html 

Memphis Brooks Museum of Art

Civil Rights Movement Protestors Return to Memphis Brooks Museum of Art,” ArtDaily.org, March 13, 2015

Museums Respond to Ferguson

La Tanya S. Autry, “A Critical Lens on Diversity and Inclusion in Museums: #museumsrespondtoferguson,” Museums and Civic Discourse Working Group, National Council of Public History, January 25, 2016.

National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

Philip Kennicott “NGA’s Exhibit of Dutch Marine Art Skates Over Issues of Slavery and Colonialism,” Washington Post, August 10, 2018, https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/museums/ngas-exhibit-of-dutch-marine-art-skates-over-issues-of-slavery-and-colonialism/2018/08/10/45f34652-9a8b-11e8-8d5e-c6c594024954_story.html?utm_term=.720972501440 

Queens Museum

Spencer Museum of Art

Joey Orr, “What Do You Do When a Project You Curate Is Censored by the State?,” Hyperallergic, August 17, 2018, https://hyperallergic.com/455690/what-do-you-do-when-a-project-you-curate-is-censored-by-the-state/ 

Tacoma Art Museum

Ted Kerr, “A History of Erasing Black Artists and Bodies from the AIDS Conversation,” Hyperallergic, December 31, 2015, http://hyperallergic.com/264934/a-history-of-erasing-black-artists-and-bodies-from-the-aids-conversation/

Victoria and Albert Museum - Long term loan of looted Ethiopian objects

Mark Brown, “Looted Ethiopian treasures in UK could be returned on loan”, The Guardian, April 3, 2018

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2018/apr/03/looted-ethiopian-treasures-in-uk-return-loan-victoria-albert-museum 

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts - decontextualization of Congo masks

Amy Rector, “The VMFA’S ‘Congo Masks’ Exhibit Leaves Out Much Needed Historical Context,” RVA Mag, December 10, 2018,

https://rvamag.com/politics/opinion/the-vmfas-congo-masks-exhibit-leaves-out-much-needed-historical-context.html 

Walker Art Museum - Scaffold public sculpture by Sam Durant

Durant, Sam. "A Statement from Sam Durant." Walker Art Center. May 29, 2017.  

https://walkerart.org/magazine/a-statement-from-sam-durant-05-29-17 

 

Cascone, Sara. "After Outcry From the Dakota Nation, the Walker Art Center May Dismantle a ‘Traumatizing’ Gallows Sculpture by Sam Durant," Artnet News, May 30, 2017.

 https://news.artnet.com/art-world/walker-controversy-sam-durant-scaffold-974612 

 

Miranda, Caroline. "Sculpture of a gallows by L.A. artist in Minneapolis may be removed after Native American outcry," Los Angeles Times, May 30, 2017.

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/miranda/la-et-cam-sam-durant-walker-art-center-20170527-story.html 

 

Cascone, Sara. "Walker Art Center’s Controversial Gallows Sculpture Will Be Removed and Ceremonially Burned," Artnet News, May 31, 2017  https://news.artnet.com/art-world/walker-sculpture-garden-to-remove-sam-durant-scaffold-977447 

 

Miranda, Caroline. "Sam Durant sculpture of gallows in Minneapolis to be dismantled and ceremonially burned," Los Angeles Times, June 1, 2017.

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/miranda/la-et-cam-sam-durant-gallows-sculpture-minneapolis-20170601-story.html 

 

Eldred, Sheila M. "Dakota Plan to Bury, Not Burn, ‘Scaffold’ Sculpture," New York Times, September 1, 2017.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/01/arts/design/dakota-plan-to-bury-not-burn-scaffold-sculpture.html

 

Voon, Claire. "Dakota Elders Decide to Bury Sam Durant’s Controversial Sculpture," Hyperallergic, September 5, 2017.  https://hyperallergic.com/398866/dako-elders-sam-durant-scaffold-burial/ 

 

Eldred, Sheila M. "Walker Art Center’s Reckoning With ‘Scaffold’ Isn’t Over Yet," New York Times, September 13, 2017.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/13/arts/design/walker-art-center-scaffold.html 

 

Chow, Andrew R. "Olga Viso, Embattled Leader of Walker Art Center, Steps Down," New York Times, November 14, 2017. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/14/arts/design/olga-viso-walker-art-center-to-step-down.html 

 

Andy Battaglia, Sarah Douglas, and Andrew Russeth. "After Announcement That Olga Viso Will Step Down as Walker Director, Museum Professionals Largely Praise Handling of ‘Scaffold’ Controversy," Art News, November 17, 2017.

http://www.artnews.com/2017/11/17/announcement-olga-viso-will-step-walker-director-museum-professionals-largely-praise-handling-scaffold-controversy/

Olga Viso, “Decolonizing the Art Museum: The Next Wave,” New York Times, May 1, 2018, https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/01/opinion/decolonizing-art-museums.html 

Whitney Art Museum

“Activists Call for a Town Hall to Address Controversy over Whitney Museum’s Vice Chair’s Ties to Defense Company,” Artforum, January 2, 2019, https://www.artforum.com/news/activists-call-for-town-hall-to-address-controversy-over-whitney-museum-vice-chair-s-ties-to-defense-company-78249 

Hrag Vartanian, “Decolonize This Place Announces January 26 Town Hall Regarding Whitney Museum’s Tear Gas Problem,” Hyperallergic, December 26, 2018, https://hyperallergic.com/477510/decolonize-this-place-announces-january-26-town-hall-regarding-whitney-museums-tear-gas-problem/ 

Hrag Vartanian, “Whitney Staffers Demand Answers After Vice Chair’s Relationship to Tear Gas Manufacturer is Revealed,” Hyperallergic, November 30, 2018, https://hyperallergic.com/473702/whitney-tear-gas-manufacturer-is-revealed/ 

Whitney Curry Wimbish, “Benefactors and Malefactors: Why the Whitney Museum Embraces a Tear Gas Tycoon; and Other Compromises of High Culture,” The Baffler, December 27, 2018, https://thebaffler.com/latest/benefactors-and-malefactors-wimbish 

Caroline Goldstein, “The Whitney ‘Cannot Right All the Ills of an Unjust World’: Adam Weinberg Responds to Staff Protests Over a Board Member,” ArtNet, December 3, 2018, https://news.artnet.com/art-world/whitney-protest-adam-weinberg-response-1409164 

Activists Protest at Whitney Museum, Demanding Vice Chairman and Owner of Tear Gas Manufacturer “Must Go”

https://hyperallergic.com/475198/activists-protest-at-whitney-museum-demanding-vice-chairman-and-owner-of-tear-gas-manufacturer-must-go/

Worcester Art Museum

Maria Garcia, “At the Worcester Art Museum, New Signs Tell Visitors Which Early American Subjects Benefited from Slavery,” WBUR, June 8, 2018, http://www.wbur.org/artery/2018/06/08/worcester-art-museum-colonial-america-slavery 

Censorship

National Coalition Against Censorship: Museum Best Practices for Managing Controversy: http://ncac.org/resource/museum-best-practices-for-managing-controversy

http://ncac.org/resource/museum-best-practices-background

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Bridget R. Cooks, Exhibiting Blackness: African Americans and the American Art Museum, Amherst, MA: University of Massachusetts, 2011

Annie E. Coombes, Reinventing Africa: Museums, Material Culture and Popular Imagination in Late Victorian and Edwardian England. Yale University Press, 1994.

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Ninomiya, Masato. “International Exchanges at Museu Histórico da Imigração Japonesa no Brasil.” In Common Ground: The Japanese American National Museum and the Culture of Collaborations, eds. Akemi Kikumura-Yano, Lane Ryo Hirabayashi, and James A. Hirabayashi, 179-187. Boulder: University of Colorado Press, 2005.

Pierce Erikson, Patricia. “A-whaling We Will Go: Encounters of Knowledge and Memory at the Makah Cultural and Resource Center,” Cultural Anthropology 14, no. 4 (November 1999): 556-583.

Quinn, Therese. (2006). Exhibits through the “other eye”: How popular education can help us make museums that push. Journal of Museum Education, 31(2), 95-104.

Quinn, Therese. (2006). Missing landfills: Conflicts of interest and museums. AREA Chicago: Art/Research/Education/Activism, 3.

Quinn, Therese. (1995). Breaking silence:  Lesbian and gay issues in midwestern cultural institutions.  Midwest Museum Conference Review 1993 – 1994, 39-42.

Ramirez, Yasmin. “Passing on Latinidad: An Analysis of Critical Responses to El Museo del

Barrio’s Pan-Latino Mission Statements.” Washington D.C.: Smithsonian Institution, Center for Latino Studies, 2002. http://latino.si.edu/researchandmuseums/presentations/ramirez_papers.html 

Paper presented at the Interpretation and Representation of Latino Cultures: Research and Museums National Conference, Washington D.C. November 20-23, 2002. (25 April 2005).

Ryo Hirabayashi, Lane, Akemi Kikumura-Yano, and James A. Hirabayashi “Conclusion,” in

Common Ground: The Japanese American National Museum and the Culture of

Collaborations, eds. Akemi Kikumura-Yano, Lane Ryo Hirabayashi, and James A.

Hirabayashi, 207-211. Boulder: University of Colorado Press, 2005.

Sanchez, George. “ ‘What’s Good for Boyle Heights is Good for the Jews’: Creating

Multiculturalism on the Eastside during the 1950s,” American Quarterly 56 (September

2004): 633-661.

Sarat, Austin. “The Micropolitics of Identity/Difference: Recognition and Accommodation in

Everyday Life,” Daedalus 129, no. 4 (Fall 2002): 147-168.

Shore, Bill. “The Power to Bear Witness,” Museum News (May/June 2005): 52-58.

Skramstad, Harold and Susan Skramstad. “Dreaming the Museum,” Museum News (March/April

2005): 52-55.

Sullivan, Robert. “Lessons for the Ruling Class,” Museum News (May/June 1993): 54-55, 70-71.

Torruella Leval, Susana. “El Museo del Barrio.” In Museum Mission Statements: Building a

Distinct Identity, ed. Gail Anderson, 70-101. Washington D.C.: American Association of

Museums Technical Information Service, 1998.

_________. “Coming of Age with the Muses: Change in the Age of Multiculturalism.” In The

Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts: Paper Series on the Arts, Culture, and

Society, 1995. http://www.warholfoundation.org/paperseries/article5.htm essay (25 April

2005).

Tortolero, Carlos. “Museums, Racism, Inclusiveness Chasm,” Museum News

(November/December 2000): 31-35.

Weil, Stephen E. “Introduction.” In Museums for the New Millennium: A Symposium for the

Museum Community, in Washington, D.C., September 5-7 1996, by the Center for

Museum Studies, Smithsonian Institution in association with the American Association

of Museums, 15-15. Washington D.C.: Smithsonian Institution, 1997.

Williams, Arlene. “Museums in Crisis: A Strong Sense of Mission Helps Many Survive,”

American Visions 7, no. 1 (February 1992): 22-25.

Zamora, Herlinda. “Identity and Community: A Look at Four Latino Museums.” Museum News

(May/June 2002): 37-41.

Curatorship and Collection Practices

Caitlin Galante-DeAngelis Hopkins, Pompe Stevens, Enslaved Artisan, Common-Place: Object Lessons, 13 (2), Spring 2013, http://www.common-place-archives.org/vol-13/no-03/lessons/index2.shtml 

Adalaine Holton, “Decolonizing History: Arthur Schomburg’s Afrodiasporic Archive,” The Journal of African American History, 92,2 (Spring 2007): 218-238.

bell hooks, “In Our Glory Photography and Black Life,” in Art on My Mind: Visual Politics, New York: The New Press, 1995, 54-64.

bell hooks, “Talking Art with Carrie Mae Weems,” in Art on My Mind: Visual Politics, New York: The New Press, 1995, 74-93.

Lyric Prince, “A Beginner’s Guide: 10 Dos and Don’ts for a First Time Curator,” Medium, January, 14, 2019, https://medium.com/@ly.pr11/a-beinners-guide-what-not-to-do-as-a-first-time-curator-f85832f425af 

Nathan mudyi Sentance, “Why Do We Collect,” Archival Decolonist blog, August 18, 2018, https://archivaldecolonist.com/2018/08/18/why-do-we-collect/ 

R.I. Simon, A Pedagogy of Witnessing: Curatorial Practice and the Pursuit of Social Justice. Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 2014.

Museum Education

Pablo Helguera, Education for Socially Engaged Art: A Materials and Techniques Handbook, New York: Jorge Pinto Books, 2011.

Hrag Vartanian, “What Does a Black Radical Art Education Look Like?,” podcast [1:17:09], Hyperallergic, September 20, 2018, https://hyperallergic.com/461509/what-does-a-black-radical-art-education-look-like/ 

        The Black School, Shani Peters and Joseph Cullier, 21:53

        Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power

        

Journal of Museum Education, 42 (2), June 2017, https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/rjme20/42/2?nav=tocList 

Journal of Museum Education, 42 (1), March 2017, https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/rjme20/42/1?nav=tocList 

Exhibitions, Programs

Crosslines: A Culture Lab on Intersectionality, Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, May 2016

Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture, National Portrait Gallery, Oct 30, 2010 - February 13, 2011

Movement Is Rising: Journey of #BlackLivesMatter at Museum of Impact

The Art of Black Dissent, #artoblackdissent, (2016 - ), https://theartofblackdissent.wordpress.com/, organized by La Tanya S. Autry and Gabriella Svenningsen

We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women 1965-1985, Brooklyn Museum, April 21 - September 17, 2017.

RESPOND, Smack Mellon Gallery, http://smackmellon.org/index.php/exhibitions/respond/, Brooklyn, 2015

Titus Kaphar: The Jerome Project, Studio Museum in Harlem, through Mar 8, 2015,
 http://www.studiomuseum.org/exhibition/titus-kaphar-the-jerome-project

Without Sanctuary: Lynching Photography in the U.S., traveling exhibition

Black Male: Representations of Masculinity in Contemporary American Art, Whitney Museum, 1994

Mining the Museum, by Fred Wilson, Maryland Historical Society, 1992 - 1993

Harlem on My Mind, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1969

Educational Resources

“Rights of Passage,” Art 21, http://magazine.art21.org/rights-of-passage/.  

Howard Zinn, A People’s History of the United States, New York: Harper Collins, [2017], 2015, http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1016726467.

Syllabi

La Tanya S. Autry, ed., “#BlackLivesMatter Teach-In: Dismantling Anti-black Racism in Visual Culture,” CAA ThatCamp 2015, February 2015, Google document,  tinyurl.com/k6amfjq.

http://caa2015.thatcamp.org/2015/02/12/notes-blacklivesmatter-teach-in-dismantling-anti-black-racism-in-visual-culture/ 

NYU Sanctuary Syllabus, Public Books, December 5, 2017, #SanctuarySyllabus http://www.publicbooks.org/sanctuary-syllabus/ 

Solidarity Is This Podcast Syllabus, by Deepa Iyer,  #SolidarityIsThis, @dviyer and @solidarity_is,

https://www.solidarityis.org/podcasts 

Toolkits

MASSAction, Museums As Site for Social Action, toolkit, https://www.museumaction.org/resources/ 

Toolkit - https://static1.squarespace.com/static/58fa685dff7c50f78be5f2b2/t/59dcdd27e5dd5b5a1b51d9d8/1507646780650/TOOLKIT_10_2017.pdf 

USDAC, Honor Native Land: A Guide and Call to Acknowledgement, https://usdac.us/nativeland 

Video

"How I Got Over: Vision & Justice in Racialized America," LaToya Ruby Frazier, Carrie Mae Weems, Sarah Lewis and moderator Rebecca Carroll, December 9, 2016, The Greene Space,

http://www.thegreenespace.org/story/how-i-got-over-vision-and-justice-racialized-america/   

“Artists and the Archive: Deconstructing Racial Imagination,” Claudia Rankine, Hank Willis Thomas, Alexandra Bell in conversation with LeRonn P. Brooks, Livestream, Schomburg Center for Black Culture , September 26, 2017, https://livestream.com/schomburgcenter/events/7642692/videos/16340266 

“Can Art Amend History?” Titus Kaphar at Ted April 2017,

https://www.ted.com/talks/titus_kaphar_can_art_amend_history

'Stop Telling Women To Smile' Artist Tatyana Fazlalizadeh On Her Movement

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygYaHt6Y4wg

Podcasts

The Gallery Gap. A podcast that focuses on equity and inequity in museums, collections, exhibitions, and programming. We start with our home institutions, and situate the conversation in the broader context.

http://wvik.org/programs/gallery-gap 

Museopunks. A podcast for a progressive museum. Some of their recent podcasts focus on areas of social justice (e.g. episodes 19, 20, 23, 27) http://labs.aam-us.org/museopunks/ 

How The Art World Works is an inquiry into the logistics, values, ethics, expectations and operations of how an artist “makes it” in the art world. Unmarred by academic impetus and vocabulary, your hosts Karen Atkinson and Megan Flanders condense experiences commercial, academic and otherwise from their special guests and get straight to the point: Can someone please tell me how the art world works? Recent episodes focus on storytelling and shedding light on how artists throughout history have been discriminated against by the “Art World” and what they did to fight back.
https://www.gyst-ink.com/how-the-art-world-works/
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/how-the-art-world-works/id1296954489

Cultura Conscious 

“Join Paula Santos, a podcast addict and lover of everything arts and culture, in conversation with other museums and cultural workers, educators, artists, activists, and leaders about how we work with our communities and the public at large.  She is particularly interested in how the work we do in museums, non-profits or other cultural organizations intersects and is informed by larger questions of race and inequity in society.
http://www.culturaconscious.com/

Museum Archipelago - A tiny show guiding you through the rocky landscape of museums. Museum Archipelago believes that no museum is an island and that museums are not neutral. Taking a broad definition of museums, host Ian Elsner brings you to different museum spaces around the world, dives deep into institutional problems, and introduces you to the people working to fix them. Each episode is never longer than 15 minutes, so let’s get started.

https://www.museumarchipelago.com/

Episodes:

60. Stephanie Cunningham on the Creation and Growth of Museum Hue: https://www.museumarchipelago.com/60

62. David Gough Reclaims Stewardship of Tiagarra for Aboriginal Tasmanians https://www.museumarchipelago.com/62 

59. The Colored Conventions Project Resurrects Disremembered History With Denise Burgher, Jim Casey, Gabrielle Foreman, & Many Others https://www.museumarchipelago.com/59 

55. Barbara Hicks-collins Is Turning Her Family Home Into the Bogalusa Civil Rights Museum

https://www.museumarchipelago.com/55 

Digital/Social Media Forums - Twitter, Facebook, Instagram

#MuseBlack

#MuseumHue

#MuseumsAreNotNeutral

#MuseumsRespondtoFerguson

#MuseumWorkersSpeak

#POCArthistory

MassAction

@VisitorsOfColor - Twitter

@knowyourcaribbean - Instagram

Art Education + Social Justice Book Club (Los Angeles, California), https://sites.google.com/view/aesjbookclub 

Funding Sources

Note: this list includes national and international grants to fund independent research and projects

Graduate Students

Ida B. Wells Graduate Student Fellowship-- $1000 given to a graduate student working on a historical dissertation that interrogates race and gender, not necessarily in a history department

https://theccwh.org/ccwh-awards/wells-graduate-student-fellowship/

James Weldon Johnson Institute for the Study of Race and Difference-- $25,000 stipend for visiting fellow

http://jamesweldonjohnson.emory.edu/home/fellowship/dissertation-fellows.html

Post-doc

James Weldon Johnson Institute for the Study of Race and Difference-- Visiting Fellowship for Advanced Scholars

http://jamesweldonjohnson.emory.edu/home/fellowship/index.html

CASVA Postdoctoral Research Fellowship-- $50,000 (For appointment to the A. W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in 2018–2020, the Center encourages applications in the fields of the visual arts and culture of African Americans, Africa, and the African diaspora.)

https://www.nga.gov/research/casva/fellowships/mellon-postdoctoral-fellowships.html

Curators/Artists

American Philosophical Society-- $47,000 Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellowship

https://www.amphilsoc.org/grants/curatorialfellowship

Robert Rauschenberg Foundation-- Artist as Activist Grants

https://www.rauschenbergfoundation.org/grants/art-grants/artist-as-activist

A Blade of Grass Fellowship

http://www.abladeofgrass.org/fellowship-program/

Surdna Foundation Grants

https://surdna.org/

More - Needs to be sorted

“2015 AAM Annual Meeting Theme: The Social Value of Museums: Inspiring Change, American Alliance of Museums,” http://www.aam-us.org/events/annual-meeting/2015-annual-meeting-theme

Lourdes Prados Torreira y Clara López Rúiz (Eds.). 2017. Museos Arqueológicos y género. Educando en la igualdad. UAM ediciones, España.

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