Monday November 8, 2021 12:30-1:45pm ET
- Unlearn to Learn: Decolonization, Inclusion, and the Work of Museums Today
Speaker: Cinnamon Catlin-Legutko, Museum Director/IDNR DEAI Coordinator, Illinois State Museum
Working in museums for 25 years, Cinnamon Catlin-Legutko has served as a museum leader since 2001. Prior to joining the Illinois State Museum as director in 2019, Cinnamon was the director of the General Lew Wallace Study & Museum (Crawfordsville, IN) where she led the organization to the National Medal for Museum Service in 2008. She then served as president and CEO of the Abbe Museum (Bar Harbor, ME) where she co-led their decolonization initiative and co-developed practices to ensure collaboration and cooperation with Wabanaki people. Cinnamon has served on numerous national and local boards including the American Association for State and Local History and the American Alliance of Museums; she is currently a board member of the Association of Midwest Museums. She is the author of Museum Administration 2.0
(2016), The Art of Healing: The Wishard Art Collection
(2004), and co-editor of the Small Museum Toolkit
(2012). In 2016, she gave her first TEDx talk, We Must Decolonize Our Museums
). Cinnamon's latest publication is The Inclusive Museum Leader
(2021), a compilation of essays she co-edited with Chris Taylor and published by the American Alliance of Museums.
Friday November 19, 2021 12:15-1:30pm ET
- Making A Way Out of No Way: Establishment of the NMAAHC Archives
Speaker: Ja-Zette Marshburn, Head of Archives, Smithsonian NMAAHC
Ja-Zette Marshburn, MLS is a lifelong Marylander with a passion for the preservation of the history related to underrepresented and under-documented cultural communities. After growing up in family of educators and visual artists, Ja-Zette initially pursued higher education in print journalism at Hampton University. Ultimately, she received her BA degree in History with an emphasis on African American studies at University of Maryland University College. She received her MLS at University of Maryland College Park.