Museums Advancing Racial Justice
As gathering places for conversation and exploration within our communities, museums are an important part of America’s cultural fabric. As part of its Our Shared Future: Reckoning with our Racial Past initiative, the Smithsonian Institution has partnered with the Science Museum of Minnesota to host and facilitate Museums Advancing Racial Justice, a three-day convening for professionals in the museum and cultural institution community, in April 2024.
Held at the Science Museum of Minnesota in Saint Paul, this action-oriented and collaborative event will empower participants to embark upon the initial steps of in-depth workshops centered on policy, programming, and community engagement.
About the Convening
The convening is designed to bring museum professionals together to share, imagine, and grow together. It will be specifically action oriented and designed for participants to collaborate on work already happening at their organization. Work time will be prioritized with the idea that this convening is not the first step in an organization's equity journey but a push to a new level of action. Institutions are eligible to receive a mini-grant of $10,000 for the purpose of supporting the implementation of one of initiatives or projects they started at the convening. Learn more about the background of the project and the individuals making it possible.