IBPOC Museum Professionals Network
Responding to the immediate needs identified by racially marginalized museum workers, the IBPOC Network hopes to provide targeted support for IBPOC and equity-seeking members of our community through workshops, webinars, networking, and resource development.
A Conversation with Vanessa Kwan and Nya Lewis
Through their curatorial practices, both Nya and Vanessa maintain extensive engagement with the various communities in Vancouver and a deep commitment to ensuring that fellow artists and curators are recognized in this sector. With the role of the curator continuing to evolve beyond static collections and gallery presentation, and the sector’s reliance on contractors and auxiliary positions, how do curators negotiate with both institutions and the public on community needs, history, and permanence?
IBPOC Tea & Talk
September date coming soon!
Connect with museum, gallery, and heritage IBPOC professionals from across British Columbia. Brew a mug of tea, and join Network Coordinator Sarah to catch up, ask questions, seek advice, and chat.
IBPOC Network Podcast: Connecting with Amina Chergui
Today we are joined by Amina Chergui of the Museum of Anthropology at UBC. I would also like to thank Dr. David Anderson, Director of the Museum Education program at the University of British Columbia for connecting us with Amina and her work.
Programming for the network is guided by our Network Coordinator. If you have any questions about the IBPOC Network or would like to contact and share any suggestions with our Network Coordinator Sarah Wang please get in touch.
Why the name IBPOC (Indigenous, Black, and People of Colour)?
Originally launched under the name BIPOC Network, Indigenous BCMA members reached out and suggested using the term IBPOC to recognize that the discussions and activities facilitated through this network are taking place on the ceded, unceded, and sovereign territories of Indigenous communities across what is now referred to as British Columbia. The BCMA recognizes that we are uninvited guests on these territories and wish to center this network around respect and reconciliation.
We recognize that grouping such distinct identities together suggests an interchangeability that fails to articulate the differential ways that racialized people experience race and racism and will continue to evolve and update our language in consultant with the community.
#MuseumsAreNotNeutral: White Supremacy in Museums and Calls to Immediate Action
This Network was inspired by the #MuseumsAreNotNeutral Webinar in June 2020.
This Network is supported by the Royal Bank of Canada and the Province of British Columbia.