Anchorage, Alaska, Sept 27-30, 2017
Social Discourse: Responding to Our Communities
How can museums be a safe space for expression and social discourse? As museums, we aim to be inclusive, to encourage dialogue, and to support our communities. As our communities’ needs change, how do we respond and stay relevant? Given this current political and economic landscape, the museum’s role as educator, mediator, and possible agitator becomes all the more important. Should museums remain neutral? How can we responsibly encourage these important conversations through our programming, exhibits and outreach?