Ravon Ruffin, Co-Creator, Brown Girls Museum Blog
Museums have a history of marginalizing black and brown communities, either by denying them entrance, or neglecting their representation in staff, exhibitions, collections, educational programming and interpretative planning. Although museums have not typically engaged these groups in productive ways, it does not mean these groups are stagnant in culture production, preservation and presentation. Creatively, they have made online spaces for themselves, circumventing the periphery – where museums have often placed them. This talk explores these digital havens, how museums can engage them, and why museums who are interested in racial reconciliation and sustained progress should engage with them.
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