The Colorado-Wyoming Association of Museums’ 2021 Annual Meeting will take place virtually. The year 2020 was a difficult one for everyone, but museums and other cultural organizations have been hit especially hard in many communities. As we approach the light at the end of the tunnel, museums still have a long road ahead of them to rebuild and heal.
Wellness Inside and Out: Museums and Healing is a conference dedicated to coming together to share experiences, learn techniques for coping and self-care, support each other and help each other rebuild. Museums that are healthy on the inside can make a much stronger impact on healing within their communities.
The first half of the conference will focus on healing museums from the inside. From self-care for museum staff members to regaining financial health, museum professionals will share their museum success stories, coping mechanisms, and advice for struggling museums.
The second half will refocus the conversation on the larger impact of museums on society and celebrate the healing powers of progressive museum practices. Presenters will explore larger trends such as decolonization, reinterpretation, and inclusion of frequently marginalized communities.