Museums should embrace and celebrate differences. The following resources are a starting point to begin the conversation and diversity, equity, accessibility and inclusion at your museum.
Resources for Museums
- Accessibility Resources for Museums
- Accessibility Resources from the National Endowment for the Arts
- A Call for Gender Equity in the Museum Workplace
- Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation
- Board Diversity including Facing Change: Advancing Museum Board Diversity and Inclusion
- Diversity Committee (DIVCOM) of the American Alliance of Museums
- Diversity, Equity, Accessibility and Inclusion Resources for Museums
- A Totally Inclusive Museum
- Museums & Race – Transformation and Justice
- Museums as a Pink Collar Profession
- Museum Hue
- Race Equity and Inclusion Primer for Museums
- Racism, Unrest, and the Role of the Museum Field
- Taking a Stand Against Neutrality: The Role of Social Justice in Museums
- Talking About Race, National Museum of African American History & Culture
The Oklahoma Museums Association provides links for information purposes only and encourages you to seek professional and legal advice in reference to the Americans with Disabilities Act. This website is not intended to offer legal, architectural, engineering, or similar professional advice. You should refer specific questions to an attorney and/or national, state, and local ADA authorities.
Technical questions should be directed to the U.S. Department of Justice ADA Information Line at 1.800.514.0301 or TTY 1.800.514.0383.
- ADA National Network ADA Resources for Museums, Arts, and Cultural Institutions
- American Alliance of Museums Diversity and Inclusion for All Policy Statements
- Art Beyond Site Disability and Inclusion Resources
- Association of Science-Technology Centers Accessibility Resources Accessibility Toolkit for Museum Digital Engagement
- Institute of Museum and Library Services Accessibility in Museums and Libraries
- International Spy Museum Examples of Ranges of Accommodations
- John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Accessibility Program Resources The VSA and Accessibility Department offers a large selection of publications, guides, and other resources dealing with a wide variety of subject matter in arts, education, and disabilities.
- National Park Service Making Historic Properties Accessible
- NEA Office of Accessibility Accessibility Planning and Resource Guide for Cultural Administrators
- NEA Office of Accessibility Publications, Checklists, and Resources
- NEA Office of Accessibility The National Endowment for the Arts Office of Accessibility is the advocacy-technical assistance arm of the Arts Endowment to make the arts accessible for people with disabilities, older adults, veterans, and people living in institutions.
- U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Disability Rights Section Maintaining Accessibility in Museums