DHPSNY Dialogues

DHPSNY Dialogues provide the framework and facilitation to further explore the roles of antiracism, diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility, and justice to inform the policies, practices, and systems of New York’s collecting organizations. These intimate, interactive discussions are a great way to network with like-minded colleagues and are never recorded to enable participants to speak their minds while protecting their privacy.

The theme of our first DHPSNY Dialogue was Our Role as Collecting Organizations: Antiracism, Inclusion and Making Sense of Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Justice in our Field. 

The theme of our second DHPSNY Dialogue was Antiracism and Engagement, which explored engaging stakeholders in your organization's antiracism efforts. Our facilitators also shared this Benchmarks and Accountability Template.


See below for descriptions and registration for upcoming DHPSNY Dialogues.


Upcoming DHPSNY Dialogues

Describing Our Collections: Indigenous Art and Artifacts, and Understanding Enslavement in New York
Date: Thursday, July 13, 2023
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Moderated by Aria Strategies LLC
Click here to register.

How can we talk about our collections in ways that center directly impacted voice and tell a more complicated history of what is now New York State? This program takes a broad approach to understanding how collecting organizations in New York State talk about their collections. Though many of our organizations are working on metadata remediation and reparative description, many more are just beginning the journey of understanding and describing their collections for the public. This program invites all people who work in or volunteer for museums, libraries, archives, and cultural heritage organizations and/or sites, to engage in a conversation about how they currently talk about their collections and how they hope to talk about their collections in the future."

Image: Books are weapons Read about... "The negro in national defense," "Africa and the war," [and] "Negro history and culture" at the Schomburg Collection of the New York Public Library, 1940. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.


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