From the Inside Out: The Duality of Museum Advocacy Mary Graham Beth DeWitt Mackenzie Massman James Watson Jannelle Weakly
From the Inside Out: The Duality of Museum Advocacy The Arizona State Museum
Culture Campaign Goals A. Clarify to the public who we are, what culture and anthropology are, and why cultural sustainability matters. B. Articulate, renew, and communicate our commitment to public service. C. Identify and serve our communities’ needs as they relate to culture, and inspire our audiences to become actively involved in behaviors that support and sustain cultural diversity. D. Increase ASM’s visibility and relevance locally and beyond.
“ Cultural institutions are either helping to create a more just society, or they are reinforcing existing inequalities and injustices. Neutrality is not possible.” Mark O’Neill
Promote increased community involvement & responsible action
Contribute to the cultural wellbeing of our community
Inspire cultural heritage stewardship/ethic of place
Internally: Focus on audience Challenge assumptions Integrate Research, Collections and Public Programs Create a culture of learning Clearly articulate goals, objectives and outcomes Integrate scientific, local and traditional knowledge
Museums have a tremendous capacity for bringing knowledge to the public to help nurture a humane citizenry equipped to make informed choices in a democracy and to address the challenges and opportunities of an increasingly global society. AAM Excellence & Equity 1992
The Culture Campaign calls for internal dialog and reflection on our notions of culture as a concept, and an exploration of our own 'corporate' culture. To accomplish this, the Culture Campaign Task Force will sponsor a series of in-house "Culture Conversations"
“ ASM Image & Culture as projected to the public” Historic (1993) slideshow of ASM; How others see us: Flandrau video; How do we portray ourselves to others – Beth Grindell’s R.N. presentation to community.
“ How do we see ourselves at ASM? What kind of culture do we operate in?” How does ASM's internal culture interface with the relevant vision of culture that we seek to promote as part of the Culture Campaign?
Corporate Culture Summary Powerpoint
Multicultural Education & Museums
The Social Underpinnings of the Concept of Culture
“ Viral Readers: Reading stuff and spreading it around”
The ASM professional reading group was formed to create a collegial learning community for professional growth. Our goal is to use professional literature and scholarship as a unifying, common experience for staff development and institutional improvement to create shared understanding and vision.
The facilitator gets the conversation rolling and keeps it on track. The facilitator is not expected to be the expert or the final word on a topic.
The facilitator develops 8 to 10 open-ended questions for discussion.
At the beginning of each meeting, the facilitator takes a few minutes to briefly summarize the last discussion and to ask participants to share how they might have applied what was discussed at the last meeting to their work.
The facilitators help make connections between comments. If someone is monopolizing the conversation, the facilitator may need to cut in and allow others to have a turn to speak.
The facilitator helps to rein in tangents – this will be a fun opportunity to socialize, but conversations should be directed back to the text.
The facilitator watches the time or appoints a timekeeper.
The facilitator wraps things up at the end of the meeting with a brief summary of what was discussed.