My work is constantly inspired and informed by the incredible work being done in the cultural heritage and museum fields. These initiatives, individuals, and publications represent a fraction of the change-makers transforming the field.
Initiatives & Tools
The International Coalition of Sites of Conscience
A global network of heritage sites connecting us to human rights struggles.
Supporting organizations with toolsand resources to connect with their communities.
Museums Are Not Neutral
A movement to expose the myth of museum neutrality and demand change across institutions.
A blog dedicated to discussion of contemporary museum issues and dialogues.
The Dreamspace Project
A workbook and toolkit for critical praxis in the American art museum.
Advancing Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color in the cultural field.
The Slave Dwelling project
Envisioning a more truthful historical narrative by preserving the buildings and artifacts of people of African Heritage.
Black Liberation Center
An experimental series of exhibitions and workshops that envision paths toward freedom.
The Empathetic Museum
Resources developed collaboratively by museum professionals dedicated to institutional change and open dialogue.
Books, Journals, and Articles
Towards an anti-oppression museum manifesto
Nothing About Us Without Us: Culture Lab Manifesto
Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center
Robert Janes and Richard Sandell
The Participatory Museum
American Alliance of Museums
FWD: Museums Journal
University of Illinois at Chicago
Liberating Culture: Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Museums, Curation and Heritage Preservation
#MuseumsRespondtoFerguson Joint Statement
Change Agents in the Field
Public historian, visual artist, and historic preservationist. Leader of Twisted Preservation and co-author of the “Anarchist’s Guide To Historic House Museums.”
Dr. Nicole Cooke
Professor at the University of South Carolina, researching critical cultural information studies, fake news/misinformation/disinformation, and diversity and social justice in librarianship.
Writer and advocate, founder of OF/BY/FOR ALL and Museums 2.0, author of The Participatory Museum and The Art of Relevance.
Museum professional, author of Museums 2.0 and Objective Lessons: Slef-Care for Museum Professionals, creator of Brilliant Idea Studio.
At the University of Florida; the first diversity, equity and inclusion librarian at George A. Smathers Libraries.
Founder of The Slave Dwelling Project and author of the associated blog.
La Tanya Autry
Explorations, advocacy, and organizing of public culture in the arts via ArtStuffMatters.
Chief facilitator and strategist for Facilitate Movement; inter-sectional educator, facilitator, and nonprofit leader.