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Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Justice    Indigenous Culture & Heritage

Decolonizing the Museum ? with Chris Creighton-Kelly & France Trépanier from Primary Colours

 Primary Colours

Part 1 – June 3, 2021

Note: This is a partial recording. Breakout groups were not recorded.

Part 2 – June 4, 2021

Note: This is a partial recording. Breakout groups were not recorded.

June 3-4, 2021

The role of boards of directors in not-for-profits is a fundamental part of the museum/cultural sector, but also remains one of the least understood and explored parts of our profession. Organizations with robust boards and sound governance have the potential to revolutionize museum operations, while the opposite can ruin otherwise healthy organizations. In this two-day virtual workshop with Chris & France (Primary Colours/Couleurs primaires), we invite participants to join a support network of peers and explore how museums came to be, as well as the roles that staff and boards play in our ever-evolving museum communities. Come prepared to discuss complex subjects like how (or even if) organizations can be decolonized, the role that anti-racism plays in organizational structures, and how museums can leave behind their colonial origins to become relevant social spaces. This is a supportive space to ask hard questions and work together to build a stronger future for our sector.