This past Monday some of the DMV’s museum enthusiasts came together for the official launch party of Brown Girl Museum Blog. Members of the academia, museum’s, and the emerging professional communities gathered to discuss ways we can all collaborate to bring minorities voices into museums.
The launch party and stakeholders event was held at Anacostia Arts Center, a relatively new creative space for small businesses, artists , and cultural gatherings .
Creators of Brown Girl Museum Blog Ravon Ruffin, content curator, and Amanda Figueroa, managing curator, created a magical night that promoted museum education and community engagement for unrepresented cultures in museums.The dynamic duo captured their virtual presence by bringing to life all the values their blog, Brown Girl Museums holds online. Each person that attended the event seemed to believe in or represent Brown Girl Museums core values and goals.
As people mingled and talked, we were encouraged to write down ways how diverse groups can socially be seen and heard in museums without telling the same narratives like “slavery.” It was a night of freedom and exploration, a night where museums enthusiasts can publicly say “okay, enough Kara Walker, black people are more than that single story “.
By the end of night everyone had a gut feeling that the Brown Girl Museum blog will be a great vehicle to push minorities forward in the arts and museum education.
NkemLife would like to personally congratulate Ravon and Amanda on the official public launching of their blog, Brown Girl Museums. These girls are going places, and we can’t wait to take this journey with them into places where our culture and stories have been forgotten or honestly just prohibited.
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I’ts time to get more brown girls in museums !