Inclusivity in Dutch and Flemish Art (IDFA*) and the Center for Netherlandish Art are pleased to announce two panels focusing on expanding DEAI values within the museum. (Here is the information for the next panel on Jan. 8th.)
December 9th from 3-4 EST
“Breaking Down Barriers to Access: Thoughts on Inclusivity, Mentorship and Diversifying Museums” unites the expertise of three museum changemakers to address how the curatorial field can thoughtfully reshape itself to better reflect American audiences.
Monica O. Montgomery, MA, is the newly minted Curator of Special Projects + Programming with Smithsonian Institution Arts + Industries Building. As an arts administrator, she uses her platforms to be in service to society, working at the intersection of equity, community and diversity in museums. She is the co-founder and strategic director of Museum Hue, leading the premiere multicultural group in advancing the visibility and viability of BIPOC in museums, and building diverse representation and equity through advocacy with members throughout Europe and North America. She is an arts and culture innovator, who has been featured in the media on Humans of New York, C-Span, Hyperallergic, Radio One, Black Art in America, and The Museum Life podcast.
Thanh Sinden is an independent arts and museum consultant supporting organisations and teams in Audience Development strategies, Equality Diversity and Inclusion, Arts Health and Wellbeing initiatives. Thanh works as a collaborator, facilitator and enabler for positive change and involved in various projects with individuals, arts and cultural organisations to make change happen. Thanh works with teams that have vision and purpose in a strategic way to turn plans into actions for a more inclusive sector. Her work has taken her across the UK and internationally with groups and organisations, such as Museum Detox, British Council, Museum Association, Tate, Arts Marketing Association and Coventry UK City of Culture 2021.