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Mike Murawski

Mike Murawski

Director of Learning & Community Partnerships
Portland Art Museum

Mike Murawski is an independent consultant, change leader, author, and nature lover based in Portland, Oregon. He is passionate about transforming museums and non-profits to become more equitable and community-centered. After more than 20 years of work in education and museums, he brings his core values of deep listening, collective care, and healing practice into the work that he lead within organizations and communities.

He has served as a contributor to the Museums as Sites of Social Action (MASS Action) initiative supporting equity and inclusion in museums and a project advisor for OF/BY/FOR ALL global movement helping cultural organizations grow more deeply connected to their communities.

He is also a co-creator with LaTanya Autry of the #MuseumsAreNotNeutral t-shirt and social media campaign aimed at erasing the myth of museum neutrality and demanding institutions act as agents of change.

Outside of his museum work, Mike is an illustrator and co-founder of Super Nature Adventures LLC working to connect kids and families with nature in the Pacific Northwest and beyond, and is training to run his first ultramarathon this year.

Mike Murawski has previously spoken at a MuseumNext both in the United States and Europe.

Links

Film: Mike Murawski asks how we can start an empathy revolution in museums?

Film: Houselessness – A Museum Responds

Article: How can you measure the social impact of museums and celebrate the successes of programs and initiatives?

Mike Murawski