We live of prejudices, reassuring perceptions about others, rarely acquired by direct experiences.
We assign labels to survive to complexity and feel safe within our groups. It’s us and them, in-group and out-group. For us, to describe our identities, we use many adjectives; for them it is usually just one: they could be migrants, people with disabilities, Roma or LGBTQ people, for example.
Through our organisations, depending on their awareness, we can support their social inclusion and try to dismantle stereotypes (private, public, implicit) through different strategies, visible or invisible: from exhibits to interpretation, from diversity job placement to policies’ definition to leadership involvement to many others.
We would like museums to be politically and socially engaged: never neutral but places aimed at generate cultural and social impacts through provocative narratives of who we are. In other words, institution to be trusted, able to stimulate a complex perception around issues of diversity and identity.