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Francesca Du Brock

Francesca Du Brock

Chief Curator
Anchorage Museum

Francesca Du Brock (she/her) is the Chief Curator at the Anchorage Museum. Her curatorial practice is informed by her background as an artist and educator and is grounded in social engagement, place-based storytelling, and environmental justice. Recent projects including How to Survive (2023), Black Lives in Alaska: Journey, Justice Joy (2021), Extra Tough: Women of the North (2020), and What, Why How We Eat (2018), focus on topics of care and climate, representation, Northern feminisms, food culture, and immigration. She holds a M.F.A. from the San Francisco Arts Institute, and a M.Ed. from Harvard’s Graduate School of Education.

Francesca Du Brock will be speaking at the Green Museums Summit 2024 :

How to Survive: Considering Care in Exhibitions

Anchorage Museum staff share their experiences developing How to Survive, an exhibition grounded in care for each other and care for the planet. Efforts to reduce our carbon footprint often require an increased amount of staff time, energy, and emotional output, leading our team to consider sustainability as a more holistic endeavor encompassing many aspects of museum work. Addressing curation, design, fabrication, and community outreach—all while centering staff wellness—panelists will share learnings as well as guiding principles that can help us rethink our relationship to the production and display of artworks in an era of climate emergency.

Francesca Du Brock