This knowledge community is brought together by common concern for the future role of the museum and in particular how it can become more inclusive. The community interacts through an innovative, annual face-to-face conference, as well as year-round virtual relationships in a weblog, peer reviewed journal and book series – exploring the affordances of the new digital media. Members of this knowledge community include academics, curators, museum and public administrators, cultural policy makers and research students.
Members of the Inclusive Museum community meet at the International Conference on the Inclusive Museum, held annually in different locations around the world. Our community members and first time attendees come from all corners of the globe. The Conference is a site of critical reflection, both by leaders in the field and emerging scholars and practioners. Those unable to attend the Conference may opt for virtual participation, or simply submit a paper for peer review and possible publication in the Journal.
The Inclusive Museum Community enables members to publish through three media. First by participating in the Inclusive Museum Conference, community members can enter a world of journal publication unlike the traditional academic publishing forums – a result of the responsive, non-hierarchical and constructive nature of the peer review process. The International Journal of the Inclusive Museum provides a framework for double-blind peer review, enabling authors to publish into an academic journal of the highest standard.
The second publication medium is through the On Museums book series, publishing cutting edge books in print and electronic formats. Publication proposals and manuscript submissions are welcome.
The third major publishing medium is our social media platform, Scholar, constantly publishing short news updates from the Inclusive Museum Community, as well as major developments in the museum field. You can also join this conversation at Facebook and Twitter or subscribe to our email Newsletter.