This US-based case study looks at the collaborative work of three organizations – Levine Museum of the New South, the Atlanta History Center, and the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute – and their shared innovation project, Latino New South.
Latino New South was a project incubated through EmcArts.org’s Innovation Labs for Museums programme. It is an innovative effort towards improving three cultural organisation’s capacities for integrating Southern Latino communities through stakeholder engagement, community building and programming.
WHAT DOES THE LATINO NEW SOUTH CASE TELL US?
As the American South undergoes this major demographic transformation, these organizations are figuring out how they can help people understand the changes around them in a way that encourages a more welcoming community. As these three museums work together to develop programs, new practices, and a major new
exhibition, they support the people in their communities to consider the lessons of the past and the present. In doing this, they advocate without being activists and play a role as an intermediary and facilitator in each community’s exploration of significant change.