10 Must Reads: Inclusion | eBook Edition

Forward-looking museums are committed to involving once-excluded communities in life-changing ways. Whether your institution is still at the planning stage, or already taking action, you’ll find this eBook an inspiring, practical guide to new models of inclusion within museums and galleries of all sizes, types and budgets. If you read nothing else on inclusion, read these 10 essays!


We’ve reviewed literally hundreds of MuseumsEtc chapters and selected the most important ones to help you enhance your - and your organisation’s - thinking and action on inclusion. Our 10 Must Reads: Inclusion - Empowering New Audiences will inspire you to:

  1. Involve a wide range of marginalised or excluded communities
  2. Avoid elitist approaches inherent in traditional collecting, exhibition and research
  3. Implement change-orientated programming
  4. Use digital technologies which are inclusive, adaptable and accessible
  5. Measure change to create a strong evidence base for future work
  6. Make your museum a transformative space for social action
  7. Generate new forms of knowledge in collaboration with new stakeholders
  8. Explore how far museums can go to achieve positive social outcomes

This 376-page publication, features 48 colour illustrations, and includes the following chapters:

Learn About the Past, Act in the Present, Change the Future 
Katy Archer, People’s History Museum, Manchester

Museums in the Digital Age 
Peter F Biehl & Laura Harrison, State University of New York at Buffalo

Artist Encounters: Artist-Led Interpretive Programs and Inclusive Practices 
Michelle Dezember, Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha, Qatar

Inclusive Arts Practice: Using Collections to Maximise Inclusivity 
Alice Fox, University of Brighton

The Ignorant Museum: Transforming The Elitist Museum into an Inclusive Learning Place 
Yuha Jung, University of Georgia

Sitting on the Fence: What’s the Point? 
Adrian Kerr: Museum of Free Derry

Are We There Yet? 
Magdalena Mieri, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution

Building Audience: Juvenile Delinquents at the Clark 
Ronna Tulgan Ostheimer, The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute

Diversity, Democracy and the Modern Museum: Conflicted Goals in the 21st Century? 
Hamish Robertson, Specialist Ageing and Medicine Centre, Randwick, Australia

Apne Itihias Te Maan Hai: Proud Of Our History 
Alison Taylor & Stacey Bains, Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, Coventry

Table Top Physics: Old Science, New Audience 
Jane Wess, University of Edinburgh/Royal Geographical Society and previously Science Museum, London.

Title: 10 Must Reads: Inclusion - Empowering New Audiences
Pages: 376
Colour illustrations: 48 
Size: 203 x 127 mm 
Editions: £39.95 [paperback] | £69.95 [hardback] | £29.95 [eBook]
eBook format: PDF, viewable on all devices in the original formatting

ISBN 978-1-910144-04-6 [paperback] 
ISBN 978-1-910144-05-3 [hardback] 
ISBN 978-1-910144-06-0 [eBook] 

 

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