The Labor of Diversity: Thinking Inclusive Futures in Museums with Dr. Nicole Ivy

Thursday, December 7, 5:00—7:30 pm
Washington Hall, 153 14th Ave, Seattle
Free, no registration required

4Culture is proud to welcome Dr. Nicole Ivy, the American Alliance of Museums’ (AAM) Director of Inclusion, to Seattle! As Dr. Ivy leads AAM’s efforts to help museums across the country put diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion at the center of their work, we invite you to learn from her experience and insight.

Starting at 5:00 pm, 4Culture Heritage staff members Brian and Chieko will give an overview of their recently completed King County Heritage Report, and introduce upcoming 4Culture programs for heritage organizations. Dr. Ivy’s talk will begin at 6:00 pm.

Dr. Ivy first joined AAM in July 2015 as a museum futurist under a fellowship of the Mellon Foundation and American Council of Learned Societies. In that role she studied and published on future museum trends, specifically focused on diversity and the future of labor in the field. She was appointed as AAM’s first Director of Inclusion in July 2017. Among the projects she’s exploring is a partnership with a technology company and several pilot museums to test an online tool that could help museums reduce unintended bias in their hiring processes. Dr. Ivy earned her Ph.D. in African American Studies and American Studies from Yale University, and has done Post-Baccalaureate coursework at Cornell University.

The American Alliance of Museums has been bringing museums together since 1906, helping to develop standards and best practices, gathering and sharing knowledge, and providing advocacy on issues of concern to the entire museum community. Representing more than 30,000 individual museum professionals and volunteers, institutions, and corporate partners serving the museum field, the Alliance stands for the broad scope of the museum community. For more information, visit