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IDEA resources

Here are some resources to help you explore the role of museums in IDEA.


Talking About Race from the National Museum of African American History and Culture


Museums & Race
A movement to challenge and reimagine institutional policies and systems that perpetuate oppression in museums. Spark a conversation with the Museums & Race report card.


MASS Action Toolkit

A compilation of theory, procedures, and best practices to create greater equity within the museum field as well as diagnostic tools to help organizations gauge their readiness for equity work.


Empathetic Museum

Maturity Model and diagnostic tools for organizational change across five dimensions: civic vision, institutional body language, community resonance, timeliness and sustainability, and performance measures.


Museum Hue

Resources and networking with a focus on community, culture, and careers for museum professionals of color. #MuseumHue


Museums Are Not Neutral  

Global advocacy campaign aimed at exposing the myth of museum neutrality and calling for equity-based transformation across museums. #MuseumsAreNotNeutral



Advancing new ways of being a museum through critical dialogue, community building, and collaborative practice related to inclusion in museums.


AAM Facing Change Initiative  

Framework, training, and resources for museum boards to build diverse and inclusive cultures within their organizations that better reflect and serve their communities.


APAC Culture Lab Playbook  

A published workbook highlighting the Asian Pacific American Center’s Culture Lab manifesto that underpins their community work and development of the exhibitions and programs they develop across the country.


Standing Together Against Xenophobia

Resources compiled by the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center addressing not only the hatred and violence that has recently targeted people of Asian descent, but also the xenophobia that plagues our society during times of national crisis.


International Coalition of Sites of Conscience


Creative Reaction Lab - Redesigning Education for Racial Equity and Social Healing (REFRESH)  


Mourning and Making Meaningful Change from the Minnesota Children's Museum



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