On August 2, 2020 the San Diego Museum of Man announced its new name: Museum of Us. The museum is located on the ancestral homelands of the Kumeyaay Nation in San Diego's Balboa Park, and is guided by its mission to inspire human connections by exploring the human experience. Over the last decade, MoU's leadership has introduced and implemented a new strategy that uses contemporary social issues and popular culture as a springboard for experience-based explorations of the past, present, and future of what it means to be human. Fundamental to this shift in strategy is an approach focused on decolonizing our work that places the perspectives and needs of indigenous communities and other underrepresented groups as an institutional priority. The integration of a decolonized approach into the fabric of the organizational structure and operations is grounding our purpose to create a more inclusive, accessible, and socially just museum.
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