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Facing Change: Insights from the American Alliance of Museums’ Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion Working Group

This document presents a shared vocabulary and a set of basic principles to guide
professionals toward incorporating Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion (DEAI) into the heart of their work. It is meant to be a starting place, not an endpoint. The working group’s findings are presented here as food for thought to jump-start the long-term processes that
effective DEAI work requires.

To supplement this work, check out other relevant AAM resources that incorporate DEAI:

The Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer Alliance (LGBTQ+ Alliance) of the American Alliance of Museums provides a forum for communication and dialogue and is committed to advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and inquiry with particular respect to sexual orientation and gender identity within museums:

https://www.aam-us.org/professional-networks/lgbtq-alliance/

Museum Assessment Program (MAP), which integrates DEAI compenents into all assessments:

https://www.aam-us.org/programs/accreditation-excellence-programs/museum...

Community & Audience Engagement Assessment:

https://www.aam-us.org/programs/accreditation-excellence-programs/commun...

Organizational Assessment:

https://www.aam-us.org/programs/accreditation-excellence-programs/organi...

Board Leadership Assessment:

https://www.aam-us.org/programs/accreditation-excellence-programs/board-...