Project Advisors


Rose Paquet Kinsley
A doctoral student at the University of Washington’s Information School, Kinsley has a background in museum work and completed a MA in Museology from the University of Washington. She is the co-creator and co-facilitator of the The Incluseum, a project and blog aimed at encouraging social inclusion in museums.


Joanne Rizzi-Jones
Director of Community Engagement for the Science Museum of Minnesota, Jones is co-author of the book Opening the Museum, and has written numerous articles exploring ideas related to identity, race, and community, and advises museums nationally and internationally on exhibition development and community engagement.

Aletheia Wittman
Program Director at Seattle Architecture Foundation (SAF) and co-founder of The Incluseum, Wittman received an MA in Museology from the University of Washington, where her thesis research reflected on US art museums that identify community engagement and/or social justice as priorities.


Monica O. Montgomery
Montgomery is the founding director of the Museum of Impact, the world’s first mobile social justice museum. She leads MOI in working within communities to amplify grassroots movements and social issues. She is also the co-founder and strategic director of Museum Hue, a platform advancing the visibility and viability of professionals of color, in museums, arts, culture, and creative careers.


Adrianne Russell
Museum educator and writer and co-host of #museumsrespond-toFerguson, Russell has written and presented about the intersections of art, race, gender and culture for Temporary Art Review, The Museum Life with Carol Bossert, Museum Computer Network, and her blog, Cabinet of Curiosities.

Karleen Gardner
Director of Learning Innovation at Mia, Gardner leads strategic initiatives and experiments in learning and interpretation. Through programs, tours, studio classes, and community partnerships, her team creates engaging art experiences that are accessible and relevant for audiences of all ages and abilities. 


Porchia Moore
A 5th-year doctoral student at the University of South Carolina researching the role of race and structural racism in cultural heritage institutions, Moore is also currently a consultant at the Columbia Museum of Art and works on various projects and community-based initiatives with Historic Columbia Foundation.


Chris Taylor
As the Director of Inclusion and Community Engagement at the Minnesota Historical Society, Taylor is leading efforts at MNHS to become a more inclusive organization that engages the needs of a demographic that is rapidly becoming more diverse.

Elisabeth Callihan
Head of Multi-Generational Learning at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, Callihan leads a team that develops innovative, audience-centered programs connecting communities with the museum’s collections. She is the co-founder and project manager for MASS Action.