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Hannah Novillo Erickson (she/her/ella) is an Associate Curator of 3D Objects at the Minnesota Historical Society, where she collaborates with community members to document and preserve the State’s history for current and future generations.
Outside of the Minnesota Historical Society, Hannah is the Board Vice President of Dark Muse Performing Arts, an emerging arts organization centered on amplifying BIPOC stories and storytellers.
Hannah has a Master’s degree in Curatorial Practice from California College of the Arts and a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from the University of Minnesota.
You can’t pour from an empty cup. But within predominantly white institutions, where can staff of color turn to fill our cups? How do we recharge, restore, and reconnect? At the Minnesota Historical Society, the People of Color and Indigenous (POCI) Employee Resource Group has been experimenting with different ways to create space and care for each other. We’ll share strategies we’ve implemented, their advantages and pitfalls, and our lessons learned. And, importantly, we’ll explore how to do this without overextending ourselves even more.