Join AAM’s LGBTQ Alliance Professional Network to unveil a set of recommended “welcoming practices” for museums engaging with LGBTQ communities. Part resource list, part self-assessment, it includes suggestions for how museum professionals from the front line to the boardroom can welcome LGBTQ visitors, staff, and stakeholders. You will be able to conduct your own self-assessments using document excerpts. Panelists will discuss how the document was created, how these practices already shape their work, and the challenges ahead for welcoming all communities in museums. And together, you and panelists will explore the implications of this resource for our museums, our communities, and diversity and inclusion efforts across the field.


  • Paul Hammond


  • Barbara Cohen-Stratyner
  • Michael Lesperance
  • Jaden Hansen