This Incluseum blog post by exhibit designer Margaret Middleton discusses how to ensure your museum is inclusive, especially in it language and vocabulary, of the diverse 21st-century family. Includes a useful chart of Family-Inclusive Language.
“Is your museum actively welcoming families of all kinds? Do single-parent families, adoptive families, and gay families feel welcome in your museum? A quick way to gauge this is by listening to the voice of your museum. The museum’s voice expresses the values of the museum and speaks internally through signage, visitor services folks and docents, as well as externally through marketing and PR. Does your museum’s voice sound inclusive? Adopting inclusive language is one of the first steps to creating a welcoming environment for 21st Century Families”