Part 1: A Call to Action 1. Flies in the Buttermilk: Museums, Diversity, and the Will to Change Lonnie Bunch 2. Museums, Racism, and the Inclusiveness Chasm Carlos Tortolero 3. 2015 American Alliance of Museums Annual Meeting Keynote Address Johnnetta Betsch Cole 4. Women's Locker Room Talk: Gender and Leadership in Museums Kaywin Feldman Part 2: Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion Strategies 5. Twin Threats: How Ignorance and Instrumentality Create Inequality and Injustice Darren Walker 6. The Leadership Imperative: Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion as Strategy Laura L. Lott 7. History That Promotes Understanding in a Diverse Society Cinnamon Catlin-Legutko 8. Pipeline is a Verb: Field Notes on the Spelman College Curatorial Studies Pilot Program Andrea Barnwell Brownlee 9. Museums and ADA at 25: Progress and Looking Ahead Beth Bienvenu 10. Catalyzing Inclusion: Steps Towards Sustainability in Museums Natanya Khashan 11. It's Time to Stop and Ask "Why?" Lisa Sasaki Part 3: The Necessity and Power of First Person Voices 12. Much Has Been Taken, But All is Not Lost: The Restorative Promise of First-Voice Representation Eduardo Diaz 13. No Longer Hiding in Plain Sight William Underwood Eiland 14. The National Museum of the American Indian: Whence the 'Art Object' W. Richard West, Jr. Part 4: Personal Journeys 15. Disability and Innovation: The Universal Benefits of Inclusive Design Haben Girma 16. Maybe This Time: A Personal Journey Toward Racial Equity in Museums Elaine Gurian 17. Museum Musings: Then and Now Cecile Shellman Appendix A: Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion Definitions Appendix B: The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Art Museum Staff Demographic Survey Appendix C: Museum Board Leadership Report Excerpt - The People Appendix D: Selected Resources
Dr. Johnnetta Betsch Cole is a principal consultant with Cook Ross, Inc., a leading firm advising organizations on matters of diversity, equity, accessibility and inclusion. She is also a senior consulting fellow at the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Dr. Cole previously served as Director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art and as President of Spelman College and Bennett College. During her long and distinguished career in higher education and the arts, she consistently addresses racial, gender, and all other forms of inequality. Laura L. Lott is the President and CEO of the American Alliance of Museums the only organization representing the entire scope of the museum community. A passionate advocate for strong and engaged boards, as well as diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion in the nonprofit sector, Laura frequently speaks to non-profit and museum boards about governance, strategy, and inclusion.