Monthly Archives: December 2012

Unethical Behavior is Unethical

I am idealistic.  I like to think of the world as a good place, with good people, doing good things.  And to some extent that is true, there is good in the world.  But, in the real world, the world … Continue reading

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More than Just Objects

Potter Stewart once said, “Ethics is knowing the difference between what you have a right to do and what is right to do.”  Thirty years later, this sentiment still holds true for communities and professionals alike, including the museum field. … Continue reading

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Separate But Equal?

Ok, so diversity is good.  I think we all know that we need to create spaces that are welcoming to all different types of people.  But let’s push it a little further.  It’s great to see people of varying colors … Continue reading

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Perceptions of Diversity

Diversity is complicated. Politicians, film makers, and marketing primarily see diversity in terms of ethnicity which ignores socioeconomic status, education, and gender. It also completely overlooks the ways people define themselves. In classes, books, and media, we have been told … Continue reading

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When Diversity Calls, Pick Up the Phone!

As museum professionals we do a lot of talking about diversity. But how do we actually go about attracting diverse visitors?  Perhaps museums need to stop looking at diversity as a challenge they need to overcome, and start viewing it … Continue reading

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