- — #MuseumWorkersSpeak (@MuseumWorkers)Wed, Aug 05 2015 23:50:48
- — #MuseumWorkersSpeak (@MuseumWorkers)Wed, Aug 05 2015 18:01:37Q1. How have museums' "Power, Influence & Responsibility" impacted your experience as a museum worker or visitor? #MuseumWorkersSpeak
- In the daytime session...
- — Elissa Frankle (@museums365)Wed, Aug 05 2015 18:03:39A1. I worry that museums' "power, influence & responsibility" make them scared to speak out or to act on pivotal issues. #museumworkersspeak
- — aleiabrown (@aleiabrown)Wed, Aug 05 2015 18:15:30A1. Sometimes wonder how much power museums have; re funding cuts, little acknowledgment from other civic orgs... #MuseumWorkersSpeak
- — Susan Spero (@Susan_Spero)Wed, Aug 05 2015 18:25:31
- — Sites of Conscience (@SitesConscience)Wed, Aug 05 2015 18:19:04A1: Does "power" include framing a conversation in the interest of the public good? And is that a bad thing? #MuseumWorkersSpeak
- And in the evening...
- — Adrianne Russell (@adriannerussell)Thu, Aug 06 2015 00:07:43A1: I was told there were "no positions" available for advancement while white co-workers w/less exper. were promoted. #museumworkersspeak
- — Adrianne Russell (@adriannerussell)Thu, Aug 06 2015 00:10:16A1: As a visitor, I've been shadowed in galleries while white children sat on/touched art objects. #museumworkersspeak
- — dean krimmel (@deankrimmel)Thu, Aug 06 2015 00:13:11A1: We museum folk feel a great sense of responsibility, but I don't see us having much power. Maybe 'some' influence. #MuseumWorkersSpeak
- — shaelyn amaio (@heyshaelyn)Thu, Aug 06 2015 00:53:31
- — aleiabrown (@aleiabrown)Thu, Aug 06 2015 00:13:12A1. Feel responsible for advocating for myself as worker & visitor. If I don't, race inequity will cont in museums #MuseumWorkersSpeak
- — aleiabrown (@aleiabrown)Thu, Aug 06 2015 00:15:31A1. Also feel responsible to Black com. I don't speak for ever1, but in position where I'm trusted to make gd decisions #MuseumWorkersSpeak
- — Lisa Gilbert (@gilbertlisak)Thu, Aug 06 2015 00:16:13A1. Sense of assurance that we were doing good work, that we didn't need to question ourselves too much. #MuseumWorkersSpeak
- — Adrianne Russell (@adriannerussell)Thu, Aug 06 2015 00:21:18
- — Adrianne Russell (@adriannerussell)Thu, Aug 06 2015 00:25:09
- — Adrianne Russell (@adriannerussell)Thu, Aug 06 2015 00:28:29
#MuseumWorkersSpeak Workers' Wednesdays Tweet Chat #3, August 5, 2015
Workers' Wednesdays is a monthly tweet chat hosted by MuseumWorkers Speak, every first Wednesday from 2-3pm Eastern (1-2pm Central) and 8-9pm Eastern (7-8pm Central). These conversations counteract the silence/tabooaround discussing working conditions in museums, interrogate the effect ofmuseums' internal labor practices on their social missions and lead towards action. Each Workers' Wednesdays focuses on a topic; this week, it was the#AAM2016 conference theme “Power, Influence and Responsibility.” Join us next time on Wednesday, September 2!