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NYCMER Book Club, February 2020

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The Noguchi Museum

9-01 33rd Road

Queens, NY 11106

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NYCMER Book Club is back but with a twist!

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How can museums remain as true public spaces for the community, both internally with staff and externally with visitors, within the capitalist and classist society we live in today? Join us to discuss the challenges in building a consistency in ethics within museums, and actionable steps we can take as museum staff. We'll consider the overall contradictions museums face, from funding acquisitions to staff retention, and reflect on how we can create inclusion without sacrificing our values as community spaces.

Reading Choice(s):

On general contradictions with museum ethics:

https://www.museumhuman.com/the-schrodingers-career-of-working-in-museums/amp/?__twitter_impression=true

https://hyperallergic.com/513858/icom-museum-definition/

On ethics regarding funding:

https://hyperallergic.com/511052/warren-kanders-resigns/

On ethics regarding inclusion:

Inclusion in museums: a matter of social justice

http://www.museumedu.org/jme-in-action-how-can-museums-become-a-home-for-newcomers/

On museums creating spaces for empathy: An excerpt from Interpreting Difficult History

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NYCMER is committed to providing opportunities for all of our members to participate in our programs and engage with one another. The Noguchi Museum is wheelchair accessible by elevator, including the main event space, which is in the cellar level Education Room.

Listening devices are also available. Should you require any accessibility services, please contact info@nycmer.org as soon as possible.

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