Museums have emerged as important sites for dialogues about America’s racial divides, developing new ways to initiate and facilitate conversations about race and equity. While challenging, these are opportunities to discuss, reflect, and recognize how such issues affect our audiences and our staff. This session offers various methods employed by museums, which include virtual, on-site, and community engagement models. This diversity of strategies for engaging difficult topics enables museums to be more responsive while leveraging platforms that create new, time-sensitive, and safe spaces for purposeful dialogue.

Brenda Tindal, Catherine Hughes, Joseph Imholte, M. Cecile Shellman