Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion

BMAC seeks to be a welcoming place where all people experience belonging and see themselves reflected in who we are and what we do. To that end, BMAC is deeply commited to diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion, as defined by the American Association of Museums. We know that the very best version of our museum is one where those values are richly manifest in who we are, in the art and artists we present, and in the audiences we serve. We know that we have a pivotal role to play in advancing equity and justice in our community, not only because it is the right thing to do, but also because doing so promises to yield the most vibrant, resilient, and relevant version of our institution.

We will be creating, implementing, and regularly updating a DEAI Plan through engagement with a diverse public. While that work is ongoing, we will continue to work with diverse partners to co-create museum offerings; take steps to make the public’s experiences with BMAC equitable, accessible, and inclusive; diversify our Board and staff; learn about DEAI through Board and staff training; advance an organizational culture that is equitable, inclusive, and transparent; prioritize DEAI work in resource and time allocation; and explore ways to acknowledge and address inequities in our institutional history.

We welcome your inquiries and suggestions. Please contact Sarah Weiler at sweiler@brattleboromuseum.org or 802-257-0124 x101.

We will issue DEAI Progress Reports here at least once every six months.