James Volkert has served as senior consultant for 4 years in developing the exhibitions, facilities, and programs of the First Americans Museum (FAM), which will open in Oklahoma City on September 18. In one place, visitors will experience the collective histories of 39 distinctive First Americans Nations in Oklahoma today. Only a few tribal Nations were indigenous to what is now the State of Oklahoma. All others were removed from homelands across the U.S. to Indian Territory. In 1907 Oklahoma became the 46th state to enter the union. The state’s name comes from two Choctaw words “Okla” and “Homma” meaning Red People. The stunning 175,000 square foot museum will showcase First Americans history, culture, and art.
Amparo Leyman Pino Leads Programs on Diversity and Inclusion
Amparo Leyman Pino will begin her first Fulbright Specialist project in September at Technorama, the Swiss Sciencenter. She will be leading an overarching program on diversity and inclusion. This is a year long project with three two-week visits: fall 2021, winter and spring 2022!
New Publications Featuring TMG Members
Anne Bergeron has co-authored with acclaimed philanthropy and fundraising scholar Eugene R. Tempel a chapter on "Ethics and Accountability” in the 5th edition of Achieving Excellence in Fundraising, a seminal textbook on public sector fundraising, to be published by John Wiley & Sons in February 2022. The chapter applies moral philosophy to the practice of raising philanthropic funds for nonprofit causes, offers a framework for resolving ethical dilemmas, advances the 21st century imperative of integrating ethics and social justice, and offers guidance to practitioners to serve as the “moral compasses” for the organizations and communities they represent.
Bob Beatty authored a chapter on “What Kind of Ancestor Will I Be?” in the new book The Inclusive Museum Leader. edited by Cinnamon Catlin-Legutko and Chris Taylor and pubished by Rowman & Littlefield. The Inclusive Museum Leader offers insights and perspectives from two recognized museums leaders who have joined together to offer practical solutions and opportunities for today’s museum leaders. Authors share their journeys to becoming inclusive leaders, as well as decisions they have made and actions they have taken to build equitable practices within their organizations.
Throughout the book are personal exercises and provocations the reader is invited to respond to, making the book a valuable tool for any museum leader looking to enhance their style and re-frame their decision-making process.