Founded in 2008, the Inclusive Museum knowledge community brings together an annual conference, a scholarly journal, a book series and an online community of museum practitioners, researchers and thinkers.
The conference is held annually in different locations around the world, each chosen for its relationship to a host institution. The inaugural conference was held at the National Museum of Ethnology, Leiden, the Netherlands in 2008. The second conference was hosted by the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia in 2009; the third at Yildiz Technical University in Istanbul, Turkey in 2010; the fourth at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, in 2011; the fifth at the University of the West Indies, Barbados, in 2012; the sixth at the National Art Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen, in 2013; and the seventh at The Autry National Center in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Since 2008, the International Journal of the Inclusive Museum has established itself as an authoritative source on the changing relationships of museums to its constituent and communities, publishing some 200 articles across a range of museum disciplines and practices around the world.