Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity
Inclusivity is the foundation of all our values. We stay true to our mission by ensuring that our museum can be everyone’s museum. We recognize that we are not all the same and we draw on those differences to collaboratively create a more complete understanding and interpretation of the community we serve.
We fearlessly engage in telling all stories, including controversial and difficult ones, telling the truth without fear of retribution. We welcome controversy that allows our community to engage in meaningful conversations.
Relationships are indispensable to the work of a museum. We work to practice empathy in all our relationships, with coworkers, donors, committee members, volunteers, stakeholders, and the public, and we work to apply empathy in all our collecting, exhibiting, and programming.
We value integrity and therefore practice transparency in all our efforts. We set institutional values and follow them. We do not promise what we cannot deliver. We are honest about what we know and don’t know and therefore welcome feedback.