Events Meet Ups Open Discussion

September 13: Craft (Wine) & Conversation: Keeping Up in a Changing Field

September 13| 5:30 – 7:30 PM | Negociant Winery

Museum folks are working from within their organizations to positively alter the historical spaces museums inhabit, from encouraging diverse hiring practices and more equitable pay, to creating more accessible programming and reaching out to work directly with communities. But how can we insure that we are in sustainable positions to continue this important work?

Join us at our September Craft (wine) & Conversation night to discuss how to keep up in a changing field. Through a roundtable-style discussion moderated by Emerging Museum Professional, Dia Bassett, guests will have the opportunity to share their views on this subject. We complied a list of articles to read to learn a little more about the subject matter, check them out below. Reading is encouraged but not required!

$5 Suggested Donation (Support EMP with a minimum donation that will help our volunteer-run organization to continue to offer free or low-cost professional development and networking opportunities for museum professionals at all levels.)


The Female Gaze:

The Contested Histories of Water:

Lessons from the ‘Scaffold’ Controversy:

Make Museums Great Again? Fear of Change in Museums:

Ph.D. – Level Position, $28K Salary:

Parking: There is limited lot parking but lots of street parking!

Let Us Know You’ll Be There!


San Diego EMP


Events Meet Ups Networking Open Discussion

May 17: Craft (Wine) & Conversation: Advocacy

May 17 | 5:30 – 7:30 PM | Negociat Winery

Join San Diego Emerging Museum Professionals and Rising Arts Leaders at Negociant Winery for a conversation on advocacy and delicious snacks on Wednesday, May 17th at 5:30pm.

Take part in a conversation about advocacy facilitated by Emerging Museum Professional Dia Bassett and guest facilitator, Jason Porter, Education Director at the San Diego Museum of Man. We will revisit our theme of advocacy and look at themes of diversity, accessibility, inclusion, justice, equity…What do these terms mean and what do they look like in practice? We will discuss how museums and cultural institutions are defining their roles in relationship to these issues.

Questions will include:

  • How do I advocate for myself and others?
  • How do we advocate for diversity, accessibility, inclusion, justice, and equity within our museums and cultural institutions?

We’ve collected some articles written by those established in the arts as well as by some emerging professionals to scratch the surface of these advocacy challenges. Check them out if you can. If not, come anyways and join the conversation!

Snacks provided by our co-host: Rising Arts Leaders

A small donation is requested but not required for attendance. Thank you.


Role of Museums:

A panel topic at this year’s MPMA Conference:

Hiring practices in the museum world today:

Internal Strife at Museums:

How we use Language:

Future of Museums:

Let Us Know You’ll Be There!


Please note, snacks will be provided by our co-host: Rising Arts Leaders. A small donation is requested but not required for attendance. Please contact for questions, thanks! 



See you there,

San Diego EMP