BROWSE RESOURCES ABOUT ‘Diversity’

  • Creating a diverse pipeline for institutional leadership starts with building internship programs that reflect our visitors. Emerging professionals express frustration with early career opportunities. We will highlight new models, including Minnesota Historical Society’s undergraduate internship program and #museumworkersspeak, and then consider how AASLH can help the field move forward. Chair: Sarah Jencks, Director of Education and […]

  • Start off the Annual Meeting with a session guaranteed to challenge and inspire. Sharing examples from their own institution, staff from the Arab American National Museum will facilitate a discussion on how becoming more culturally competent can enable institutions to respond to changing demographics and work with new audiences. Chair: Kate Betz, Bullock State History […]

  • In this session, participants will gain ideas for enhancing accessibility for all visitors in ways that go beyond the legal obligations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Panelists include professionals who are actively promoting accessibility through innovative programs and partnerships at history museums of varying size, scope, and location. Chair: Caroline Braden, Guest Accessibility/Special […]

  • Many museums and historic sites pride themselves on telling inclusive stories about the histories of the people in the communities they serve. Institutions often collaborate with groups within those communities to create better exhibitions and programming. But, when there is a long history of exclusion and disenfranchisement within the museum framework, as is the case […]

  • Museums and other history-minded institutions have the ability to connect a number of people–visitors, staff, volunteers, and stakeholders– in a variety of different ways. But how can we make sure that all of the communities we serve, or want to serve, see themselves in both our exhibitions and learning opportunities and as content creators? The […]

  • This leaflet by Dina Bailey, Chris Taylor, and Elizabeth Pickard discusses the possibilities and pitfalls of creating inclusive programming for young adults. Working with young adults can be a successful way to cultivate a new, more diverse generation of museum professionals. And the addition of inclusion in these programs is essential to the organization’s success […]

  • Programming for People with Special Needs: A Guide for Museums and Historic Sites will help museums and historic sites become truly inclusive educational experiences. The book is unique because it covers education and inclusion for those with both intellectual and learning disabilities. The book features the seven key components of creating effective programming for people with […]

  • AASLH offers four scholarships for individuals to attend one of our 2017 onsite workshops. Applications must be postmarked or received by January 20, 2017 to be considered. To apply, please use the online application.  Email questions to: mitchell@aaslh.org.  Scholarship Types: New Professionals. New professionals must have worked in the field for three years or less. […]

  • LISTEN: The National Dialogues on Immigration Project is a groundbreaking series of public dialogue programs at immigration, civil rights, and ethnic identity museums aimed at sparking a national conversation on critical immigration questions. Learn how the project was developed and can be implemented at your site, bringing together museum staff, humanities scholars, and leading dialogue […]

  • LISTEN: The Latino population has been growing dramatically since the 1980s, and many of these newcomers are settling in the South. Hear how three very different museums confront the limitations of state and cultural boundaries as they explore what it means to work together documenting dramatic regional change as it happens. Download Audio