This blog post features critical insights about how museums are poised to think differently about serving all older adults through the delivery of creative aging programming.
Toya Northington, Community Outreach Manager at the Speed Art Museum in Louisville, KY, shares examples of how museums can approach programming with diversity, equity, access, and inclusion in mind. She draws from her own life, as well as from “Our Life, Our Stories,” a creative aging workshop that was made possible through Seeding Vitality Arts in Museums, a partnership between Aroha Philanthropies, the American Alliance of Museums, and Lifetime Arts.
Ms. Northington offers the following pointers “for doing creative aging programs that honor our elders’ experiences as part of a commitment to DEAI:”
- Language is important
- You have to think about intersectionality
- Diversity doesn’t happen naturally
- We need to be willing to sit down and listen to people
- Ask people to tell you their stories
- Think about intergenerational programming
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Community Engagement > Community Based Learning
Community Engagement > Diversity & Inclusion
Creative Aging > Arts Education
Creative Aging > Intergenerational Programming
Creative Aging > Social Engagement
American Alliance of Museums (AAM)
Speed Art Museum