Reimagining Museums: Disruption and Change

Date: 

Wednesday, November 18, 2020, 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology—Online

As museums have acknowledged their legacy as colonial institutions, many have reimagined their mission as agents of decolonization and social justice. The pandemic disruption, the Black Lives Matter movement, and other community issues are driving still more rapid and drastic changes and providing opportunities for reflection and growth.

How can American museums—especially those that have strong relationships with Indigenous communities—respond to current national conditions of social unrest and political turmoil? How have New England museums fared and what is likely to happen over the next two to three years?

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