Professional Forum 9: How Are Museums Adjusting to the New Reality
Thursday, April 6th: 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Digital technology makes it possible for museums to hire remote workers, and the lockdowns during the COVID-19 pandemic accelerated this trend significantly. This enables the formation of a multilingual & multicultural team and the opportunity to engage global audiences through digital initiatives created by a more diverse staff. Traditionally, museum project teams have been internal; in the past two years we have seen that project teams can achieve success with remote and hybrid workers. So why do museums continue to be reticent to hire the best talent, even if it happens not to be local? With a push for inclusion in museum exhibitions and programs, we posit that inclusion should also apply to museum staff. And inclusion should apply multiculturally. The pandemic has put this notion in stark relief. This hybrid panel (including Seb Chan, Lauren Vargas, and Julia Pagel; with Marta Maria Peinador and Max Evjen as moderators) will include both onsite participants and remote participants interrogating a number of questions/issues, such as:
Are museums adapting to this new reality? How?
The panel will also leave time (approximately 30 minutProposal ID: 11058