Our Mission


To inspire activism for social justice and promote understanding of human diversity through engagement with museum collections, exhibitions and programs.


To be community-centered in all our practices and a gathering place to explore the human experience.


  • We support the well-being of people and the environment through sustainable, accessible and equitable practices
  • We care for and honor cultural heritage collections through consultation and collaboration with descendant communities.
  • We reflect on and act to redress the harmful effects of museums’ colonial and racist practices, as well as any practices that have contributed to other forms of social injustice.
  • We engage in innovative scholarship that stimulates curiosity, creativity and critical thinking.