We share stories and facilitate the exchange of ideas to awaken curiosity in service of the university and communities connected to Tennessee.
Our vision is to be a space for convergence, discovery, and collaboration, defined as:
- Convergence: Welcoming multiple perspectives and worldviews.
- Discovery: Gaining new understanding and provoking thought.
- Collaboration:Building relationships through intentional listening.
We lead by amplifying conversations to provoke thought and gain understanding of humanity and the natural world in service to our communities.
- Adaptive – We are flexible to change and open to new ideas, museum trends, and academic/cultural shifts. We consistently evaluate our intentions, practices, and impacts in order to meet our communities’ needs.
- Transparent – We are forthcoming with our communities and public partners, donors, and the university.
- Responsible– We are compassionate and ethical in decision-making and in our shared authority with our communities.
- Collaborative – We build relationships through active listening and conversation, welcoming multiple perspectives and worldviews.
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