- First, we laid some groundwork for our second tweet chat, including links to an inspirational op-ed in Museum magazine written by our colleagues at the Incluseum blog, to the Storify summaries for our "rogue session" at #AAM2015 and June's Workers' Wednesdays tweet chat, to our appearance on the Museum Life podcast, and to our blog post at the Center for the Future of Museums.
- — #MuseumWorkersSpeak (@MuseumWorkers)Wed, Jul 01 2015 17:53:57We're about to begin the second Workers' Wednesdays tweet chat! Today's chat will last one hour. #MuseumWorkersSpeak
- — #MuseumWorkersSpeak (@MuseumWorkers)Wed, Jul 01 2015 17:54:32
- — #MuseumWorkersSpeak (@MuseumWorkers)Wed, Jul 01 2015 17:54:52
- — #MuseumWorkersSpeak (@MuseumWorkers)Wed, Jul 01 2015 17:55:14
- @MuseumHue asked the first question, which dug right into this month's theme of "safe" and "unsafe" conversations in museums.
- — Museum Hue (@museumhue)Wed, Jul 01 2015 18:03:17Q1. What types of conversations are “safe” or “unsafe” for museum workers, stakeholders, & visitors to have in museums? #MuseumWorkersSpeak
- — nblankenberg (@nblankenberg)Wed, Jul 01 2015 18:06:51
- — Alyssa Greenberg (@greenbergalyssa)Wed, Jul 01 2015 18:05:53A1. Workers who discuss working conditions, unions, wages risk troublemaker label, discrimination, retaliation. Unsafe. #MuseumWorkersSpeak
- — Susan Spero (@Susan_Spero)Wed, Jul 01 2015 18:05:50Great topic I think Most conversations can be made safe if you create a "safe' enough enviro. around them for everyone #MuseumWorkersSpeak
- — #MuseumWorkersSpeak (@MuseumWorkers)Wed, Jul 01 2015 18:07:57
- — Susan Spero (@Susan_Spero)Wed, Jul 01 2015 18:09:27
- — Sami Norling (@SamiNorling)Wed, Jul 01 2015 18:07:32A1 Not just safe, highly recommended to discuss campus, visitor policy changes WITH museum community BEFORE implemented #MuseumWorkersSpeak
- — Lisa Gilbert (@gilbertlisak)Wed, Jul 01 2015 18:10:30
- — Philip Mohr (@philipbmohr)Wed, Jul 01 2015 18:15:36A1 Unsafe to bring up a dark side of the audience's history especially at a local history museum. Lose visitors/funding. #museumworkersspeak
- — Musings MMSt (@musingsmmst)Wed, Jul 01 2015 18:11:22
- — #MuseumWorkersSpeak (@MuseumWorkers)Wed, Jul 01 2015 18:12:29
- — Madeline Smolarz (@MadelineSmolarz)Wed, Jul 01 2015 18:15:50
- — Sami Norling (@SamiNorling)Wed, Jul 01 2015 18:13:53A1 Recognize that some personnel changes/working conditions affect our audiences--how to discuss together safely? #MuseumWorkersSpeak
- — Nioshii (@Nartist)Wed, Jul 01 2015 18:11:48As a vol docent, raising diversity issue has confused, challenged, discomforted, been welcomed #MuseumWorkersSpeak https://twitter.com/museumhue/status/616306090402299904 …
#MuseumWorkersSpeak's Workers' Wednesdays 2nd tweet chat: July 1, 2015
Workers' Wednesdays is a monthly tweet chat hosted by Museum Workers Speak, every first Wednesday from 2-3pm Eastern (1-2pm Central). These conversations counteract the silence/taboo around discussing working conditions in museums, interrogate the effect of museums' internal labor practices on their social missions and lead towards action. Each Workers' Wednesdays focuses on a topic; this week, it was “safe” and “unsafe” conversations in museums. Join us next time on Wednesday, August 5!
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