This session highlights exhibitions on potentially loaded topics, such as race, injustice, and religion, uncovering the power they have to create organizational change and impact public awareness and attitudes. Drawing on organizational conversations, community engagement efforts, visitor studies, and an NSF-funded research project, panelists will encourage the audience to enter the dialogue on the benefits of creating and hosting exhibits that embrace the diversity that is our modern world. Learn how museums have reached outside of their organizations or visitors’ perceived comfort zones to create well-received exhibitions. Education, Audience Research & Evaluation track generously supported by the Canadian Museum for Human Rights

David Penney, Lizzy Martin, Marjorie Bequette, Sarah Cohn, Susan Foutz