The Changing Cultural Climate in Museums
Long before the 21st century, emerging museum professionals have been voicing their resistance to the lack of inclusion and equity in museums including the lack of diversity in staff, exhibitions, and collections. The cultural climate in museums is currently facing a reckoning brought on by COVID-19 layoffs, museum closures, the death of George Floyd, and the resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement in 2020. One of the voices calling for change is Stephanie Johnson-Cunningham. She presents the vision for Museum Hue, as well as outline strategies and tools for making museums more inclusive, accessible, and relevant.