On Saturday, June 23, Liam Sweeney will take part in a panel discussion, “First Listen: Advocating for Equity and Inclusion,” at the¬†Association of Academic Museums and Galleries Annual Conference in Miami. He will be drawing on lessons learned from the museum case studies in diversity. For more information about the conference, see the AAMG website.

From the conference website:

The panel will discuss strategies, techniques, and resources used by their own institutions to address diversity issues as a catalyst for change in academic museums. Learning outcomes will include methods of reaching new and culturally aware audiences through education and research initiatives.


  • Paige Willis, Education Program Assistant, Harn Museum of Art, University of Florida
  • Scott Bishop, Curator of Adult Education, Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Arts, Auburn University
  • Liam Sweeney, Analyst at Ithaka S+R (Andrew W. Mellon Foundation case study of Spelman College Museum of Fine Art)
  • Makeba Dixon-Hill, Director of Education, Spelman College Museum of Fine Art
  • Moderator: Paige Willis