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Addressing Inequitable Museum Practices: Symposium

About This Event

The goals of the symposium are to create a shared understanding of critical issues, to identify barriers to success, and to establish a collaborative cohort for sustained effort and change. The symposium is open to undergraduate and graduate students, professors, and museum staff from Working Group partners. Through a combination of a keynote speaker, presentations by Working Group members, and robust dialogue, the symposium will serve as a foundation for exploring key issues and highlighting work already underway. Furthermore, it will lay a foundation for identifying possible solutions, building a shared enthusiasm for addressing the issues in an ongoing and systematic way. Time will be allotted to discuss how best to leverage the ideas and possible solutions generated during the symposium.

Featured Guests

Keynote Speaker:

  • Silvia Forni, Director, Fowler Museum, UCLA

Working Group Presenters:

  • Kate Holohan, Syracuse University
  • Michael Janairo, Skidmore College
  • Meghan Jordan, Hobart and William Smith Colleges
  • Jess Marten, University of Rochester
  • Rebecca Mendelsohn, Colgate University
  • Samaya Nasr, Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Joan Simpson, University of Rochester
  • Nick West, Colgate University


Colgate University Memorial Art Gallery The Humanities Project, School of Arts and Science, University of Rochester

Nov. 3, 2023, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Avenue, Rochester, NY

VAC36: Finding a Path Forward: Addressing Inequitable Museum Practices

Audience: Open to Working Group Members or Invitation-Only

Host: University of Rochester

Category: Other