Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block

Log Number: MG-50-19-0044-19

The Tucson Museum of Art will develop an adaptable framework and toolkit to support museums in becoming responsive, community-centered spaces. The project will create a collaborative model and toolkit to transform traditional scholarly interpretation to incorporate perspectives from outside museum expertise. The project will begin with an evaluation and conservation assessment of the museum's collections. Museum staff and volunteers will participate in programs and trainings to support the development of culturally responsive approaches to gallery-based instruction, curatorial practices, and programming. The staff will pilot collaborative changes in curatorial approach, develop new programs, and implement new forms of interpretation followed by a reinstallation of the collection. Success will be marked by increased collaboration across departments and the inclusion of multiple voices and diverse expertise within collection assessment, interpretative strategies, as well as exhibition and program development.