MANL Midday Museums: Decolonizing the GLAM Sector in NL

Date: Tuesday, June 25
Time: 12:00 PM
Location: Online via Zoom

This event invites those working in the GLAM sector (galleries, libraries, archives, and museums) to further familiarize themselves with current efforts to build welcoming, safe, and inclusive spaces for their ever-evolving and diversifying communities. Presenter Rachel Gilbert will discuss key terms and strategies to support multiculturalism and community inclusion in arts, cultural and heritage spaces.

Rachel Gilbert (she/her) is a Canadian-American living in St. John’s, NL. As an artist, she works with symbolic painting, drawing, printmaking and new media tools to explore her identity, familial experiences and the world around her. Since receiving a BFA in Visual Arts in 2020 and a Graduate Certificate in Museum and Gallery Studies in 2021, Gilbert has worked with The Rooms, St. Michael’s Printshop, Eastern Edge Gallery, the Art Gallery of Ontario, Visual Artists of Newfoundland and Labrador Association (VANL-CARFAC), Business and Arts NL, and Canada Council for the Arts. As a community member, she works to increase diversity, accessibility and inclusion in the arts and culture sector, focusing on IBPOC and newcomer arts and cultural practices in the province. Gilbert strongly believes that art is for all and can be used to foster change.

To register, please fill out this form by Monday, June 24.

Please note that the meeting will not be recorded.

Midday Museums is a series of webinars, discussion sessions and networking events, set for noon on the last Tuesday of each month. Midday Museums is available thanks to the generous support provided by the United Way Newfoundland and Labrador’s Community Services Recovery Fund.