Elizabeth Merritt, Museum Magazine, January/February, 2017
Which is to say, when I suggest to museums (as I do in every section of TrendsWatch), "you might want to..." I always ask myself, and the Alliance, if we might "want to" as well.
Since a major focus of AAM's new strategic plan is diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion, I've been doing what I can to help the Alliance turn that focus inward. As we recruited our Ford W. Bell Fellow for Museums and K-12 Education, Katherine McNamee, AAM's Director of human resources, and I tried out some emerging techniques to combat hiring bias. In this article, I'll share a bit about that process and what we learned.