Subject Fields:
Archival Science, Area Studies, Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Cultural History / Studies, Anthropology


a declaration put into writing
the catalyst to spark a plan of action, to inspire change
to consider the present circumstance and announce its passing
to critique how something is and what it could be

To manifest is to put beyond question or doubt; to display; to exhibit.

How do you manifest yourself?

We accept any type of submission that explores this theme of
MANIFESTO.  Tell us your stories, ideas, declarations, and revelations of rejecting  present circumstances and launching into a new era.

Possible Topics include:

-Protest & Revolution
-Boundaries & Dreams
-Counter Public(s)
-Public Engagement
-Racial Justice & Accountability
-Fair Wages
-Access & Accessibility
Accessible, inclusive, & non-academic language
How the pandemic has affected accessibility (to museums, ideas, communities)
Unwelcoming physical & digital spaces
-Political Movements
-Latin: Manifestus
-Trauma in museums
-How social movements shape museums
-Museum Jobs physically/emotionally
Exhausting museum jobs
Meaningful work for everyone
-Care & Care-work
Care communities/collectives
Making people feel comfortable
-How can we be better artists?
-How to come out on the other side post-COVID?
​Deadline: January 5, 2022 by 11:59 (CT)

Questions? Email us: fwd.museums@gmail.com

Fwd: Museums invites academic articles, artwork, essays, exhibition/book reviews, creative writing, interviews, poetry, love letters, and other experimental forms to analyze, critique, and make space for new thinking about museums and exhibitions.

All submissions should follow the guidelines and relate to the journal’s mission statement (see above). We strongly encourage book and exhibition reviews on multiple topics, but require all other submissions to connect to the seventh issue’s theme, “MANIFESTO.”

​Written submissions should be between 1,000 and 2,500 words and use Chicago Manual of Style formatting and citations, in a DOCX file.

All images should be sent as separate files (not embedded in text) at 300+ dpi in tiff format. Note in text where images should be inserted and include credit, caption, date of execution, materials used, and dimensions, as appropriate.

A Note on Reviews
Reviews need not directly engage an issue’s theme but should relate to the journal’s mission statement (see below). We welcome long-form museum, exhibition, film, and book reviews with a point of view and connections to social, historical, political and other contexts.

Who Should Submit?
Students, faculty, scholars, museum employees, artists and art handlers, volunteers, part-timers, activists, and other people with something to say about museums, exhibits, and cultural work are welcome to submit.

Submission Portal: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScHL3OY_agWV3HxELFktfK4ukWaWBF1…

Contact Info:

Dr. Therese Quinn

Museum and Exhibition Studies

University of Illinois at Chicago



Contact Email:

Deadline: 05/01/2022 12:00 am (Timezone: US/Central)

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