Dr. Porchia Moore is Department Head and Assistant Professor of Museum Studies at the University of Florida in the School of Art + Art History. She is a Critical Race Scholar interrogating the role and function of race in museums and the cultural heritage sector. She is the co-creator of The Visitors of Color Project. Dr. Moore speaks internationally on issues of race, equity, and inclusion. She writes frequently on race, racial equity, and inclusion in museums and the cultural heritage sector. Her most recent publications include chapters in Editor Richard Sandell’s, “Museum Activism” published December 2019 and forthcoming chapters in several book and journal publications.
She presents regularly at museum conferences such as AAM, MCN, SEMC, Museums and the Web. She has several upcoming keynotes and presentations specifically addressing race, inclusion and the value of museums during Covid-19. Dr. Moore has served on numerous museum and museum professionals boards and committees such as the Juliette Gordon Lowe Birthplace and the Editorial Board Committee for ASALH. She previously served as Inclusion Catalyst at the Columbia Museum of Art where she also worked as consulting curator of African-American Art for the Spoken rotating art gallery. She served as project advisor for MASS Action, was one of the founding architects for Museums and Race. Her most critical role is serving as Critical Race Futurist for Incluseum where she assists in a multitude of functions such as Regular Contributing Writer and Project Advisor. She has partnered with museums nationally and internationally on education, training, and workshops on race and anti-racism in museums. You can follow her on Twitter @PorchiaMuseM.
Porchia Moore es Profesora Adjunta de Estudios de Museos en la Universidad de Florida. Recibió su Doctorado de la Universidad de Carolina del Sur en la Escuela de Bibliotecología y Ciencias de la Información y el programa de Gestión de Museos McKissick.