Exhibit Development & Design
DEIA initiatives in recent years have looked closely at how museums can invest in new policies, procedures, and people to create spaces that support and celebrate the breadth of lived experiences of our audiences and staff. Amidst these discussions of staff support, community engagement, and decolonization, one integral aspect of museum work has seemingly slipped below the radar: Exhibitions. Despite industry trends that have served to diversify museum spaces, exhibitions remains a predominantly white discipline. This panel will tackle issues of unconscious bias in design, the emotional labor of under-represented staff, shared authority in storytelling, and concrete actions museums can take to answer the question: It that hung white?