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These are familiar words when you think of the Abbe, for sure, but after a year of discussions, interviews, research, writing, and testing, we’ve created something new. A vision for the Abbe that is groundbreaking, ambitious, and thrilling: The Abbe Museum will reflect and realize the values of decolonization in all of its practices, working with the Wabanaki Nations to share their stories, history, and culture with a broader audience.
Under the steady guidance of museum consultant Laura Roberts, this new approach to our work makes us strategic and sustainable. It also offers something to the museum field that supports tribal communities across the U.S.
Recently I was asked by my colleagues at the Pew Center for Arts and Heritage to share how we are engaging with audiences. This interview gives you a snippet of where we’re headed and why it matters.
It’s my plan to share updates here on the blog each week. And as projects come together and milestones are realized, we’ll keep you updated on this website. We want you to see the plan in real time. We want you to feel like you’re part of it. We want you to join us on the journey.
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