Call for INFOrm submissions

Spring 2019 INFOrm Call for Submissions

Do you have a story that highlights how #MuseumsDoMore? Now is your chance to share it with your museum community here in Alberta.

The Spring 2019 issue of INFOrm will focus on the ways that museums are addressing diversity and inclusion, both internally and with their exhibitions, programming, and communities. According to the American Alliance of Museums "diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion in all aspects of museum structure and programming are vital to the future viability, relevance, and sustainability of museums."* To be truly inclusive, museums have to challenge traditional power dynamics and confront issues of privilege to create more representative community spaces. 

As a member-driven publication INFOrm is the perfect place for you to share what your institution is doing in this regard, communicate best practices, and help to foster a sense of collaboration between Alberta museum professionals to highlight the vital work that museums are doing to create more vibrant, engaged, and connected communities.
 
Examples of topics may include (but are not limited to):

  • Collaborating with underserved or marginalized communities in the development of exhibitions and programs;
  • Addressing imbalances in museum collections;
  • Diversifying the museum workforce; and
  • Developing innovative and inclusive solutions to address issues of social justice.

We welcome entries from museums at all stages of their organizational life. Submissions should range from 300 - 500 words and may include relevant links, photos, videos, or other multimedia. Please note that the AMA reserves the right to edit articles and photos.

Deadline for article submissions is April 12, 2019.

For more information on INFOrm  please contact communications@museums.ab.ca.

INFOrm is the quarterly e-magazine of the Alberta Museums Association. It is a member-driven publication designed to share best practices, foster a sense of collaboration between Alberta museum professionals, and highlight the vital work that museums are doing to create more vibrant, engaged, ad connected communities.

* American Alliance of Museums. "Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion Resources." https://www.aam-us.org/programs/resource-library/diversity-equity-accessibility-and-inclusion-resources/ (accessed March 20, 2019).

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