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Expert Profile


Mike Murawski



Position Type:



United States of America

Years in the field:

11 – 15 Years

Areas of Expertise

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion + Access, Docent Programs, Education, Exhibits development, Grants/Foundational Giving, Senior Leadership, Outreach and Public Engagement, Partnerships, Project Management, Professional Development, Research & Evaluation, Strategic Planning, Volunteer Programs

Mike Murawski is currently an independent consultant, change leader, and author living in Portland, Oregon. He currently serves as Founding Editor of and the co-producer of #MuseumsAreNotNeutral, a global advocacy campaign calling for equity-based transformation across museums.


With more than 20 years of experience in museums and cultural institutions, he brings his personal core values of deep listening, collective care, and healing practice into the work that he leads within organizations and communities. Murawski has served as the Director of Learning & Community Partnerships for the Portland Art Museum, Director of School Services at the Saint Louis Art Museum, and Coordinator of Education and Public Programs at the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum at Washington University in St. Louis. Through his recent work, he was Project Director (2018-2020) for an Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Community Catalyst grant focused on building community-centered partnerships, and served as Project Director (2016-2018) for an IMLS Community Anchor project that opened the Portland Art Museum’s Center for Contemporary Native Art.


Murawski has also served as a contributor to the Museums as Sites of Social Action (MASS Action) initiative supporting equity and inclusion in museums; on the Editorial Board for smARTplaces EU developing their Cultural Manifesto about digital activities in the cultural sector; and as First Wave Project Advisor for the OF/BY/FOR ALL initiative helping civic and cultural organizations grow of, by, and for their communities.


Murawski earned my MA and PhD in Education from American University in Washington, DC, focusing his research on gender & curriculum development as well as educational theory & interdisciplinary learning.

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