This blog is the place to exchange ideas, news, issues and thoughts about diversity and multiculturalism in museums. The Multicultural Initiatives Committee is a Texas Association of Museums Affinity Group.

Wednesday, 27 February 2008

What is our purpose?

The purpose of the MIC was adopted when they bylaws were approved:

"To encourage and promote multiculturalism and diversity in museums’ audiences, staff, volunteers, collaborators, boards, and other persons with an interest in museums. The MIC will provide a forum for the education, information exchange and development, and training of member museums, their staff, trustees, and volunteers, and it will serve as a liaison with the Texas Association of Museums."

I believe that this statement says it all. We are here to promote diversity in ALL aspects of the museum world. And I believe it is all related. Once our boards and staff are more diverse, exhibits and interpretation will reflect this, which will lead to more diverse audiences which will in turn develop into future staff members!

Ivette Ray
MIC Chair

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