Case Studies


These case studies from colleagues in the museum industry illustrate both the challenges and successes involved in doing this deep and important work. Opportunities to learn from others who are actively engaging in cultural competence initiatives can benefit current participants in the Cultural Competence Learning Institute and inspire others to join.

Staff Training

Staff Training, Long Island Children’s Museum

Staff Development, Children's Museum of South Dakota

Staff Diversity

Staff Diversity, Sci-Port: Louisiana’s Science Center

Developing an Internal Diversity Team, Chicago Children's Museum

Recruiting and Hiring

Recruiting and Hiring for Diversity, Exploratorium

Focus on Audience

Listening and Learning, Explora

Diverse Audience Needs, Long Island Children’s Museum

Organizational Change

Leadership, Long Island Children’s Museum

Overcoming Challenges, Long Island Children’s Museum

Harris' 3 States of Change, Discovery Center

Breaking Down Barriers to Science, Adventure Science Center