The Internal Work of Diversity and Inclusion
Wednesday, May 10, 8:45 – 9:45 a.m.

Diversity is a noun, Inclusion is a verb, meaning that inclusion must become a way museums work. Museums must move away from best practices to evolve to next practices. This panel will provide insights from inclusion champions and their intentional efforts to create more inclusive practices within their museums and the field as a whole.

Topics covered include organization develop, systems change, strategic planning, inclusive workplace (physical and culture)


Chris Taylor blends passion for History and Diversity and Inclusion work in his job as the Chief Inclusion Officer at the Minnesota Historical Society. As part of the Executive Leadership Team at the Minnesota Historical Society, he is responsible for creating and implementing a strategic vision for inclusion at the Minnesota Historical Society. To support this work, he created the Department of Inclusion and Community Engagement (DICE) in 2014. DICE develops internal and external strategies for Diversity and Inclusion throughout the museums and Historic sites operated by the Minnesota Historical Society. Chris holds an undergraduate degree in Social Studies and Secondary Education from the University of St. Thomas, and earned a Master’s of Arts degree from the Cooperstown Graduate program for Museum Studies with an emphasis on Museum Education. He is currently working on a Doctorate of Education in Organization Development at the University of St. Thomas.