Inclusive Object Toolkit - SANDBOX
Many groups and organizations are tackling issues of diversity, equity and inclusion in museums. This toolkit aims to apply that thinking to the art object itself and to draw attention to the systems that structure how we make meaning from art. It also seeks to highlight current academic scholarship and experiments in museum practice that offer a frame for tackling complex museological scenarios with no clear-cut answers.
Funded by a Teaching Innovation Grant from the Center for Educational Resources (CER), this toolkit was created to spark conversation in collections-based teaching and learning, offer historical background to some of the practices that both museums and the academic disciplines take for granted, and share a variety of perspectives on them. The toolkit also includes a repository of case studies, worksheets and student research based principally in the collections and archives of the Baltimore Museum of Art and the Walters Art Museum. All are welcome to replicate or re-use these materials.
Cinnamon Catlin-Legutko gives a TED talk on decolonizing the museum.