IMA Conference Keynote Speaker
Josey will open the 2020 IMA Conference with a 9:30 a.m. keynote,
Monday, October 19. Richard Josey is the Founder and Principal
Consultant for Collective Journeys LLC, a consultation and contracting
service for museums and historical organizations interested in producing
inclusive historical narratives.
Richard spent 20 years building inclusive narratives at The Colonial
Williamsburg Foundation and the Minnesota Historical Society. Josey
began his career in 1985 as a history interpreter portraying
African-Virginian experiences in the 17th and 18th centuries, including
In 2001, he became a manager of interpretive programs and soon after
supervised staff and developed programs that cross class, race and
gender boundaries. In 2012, Josey became the Manager of Programs at the
Minnesota Historical Society. As the Manager of Programs, Josey directed
the development of interpretive programs and provided administrative
supervision and support for the Society’s network of 26 historic sites
and museums. Richard is an alum of the Getty Leadership Institute and
the formerly titled Seminar of Historic Administration. He serves on the
faculty for the newly titled History Leadership Institute as well as
the George Washington Teacher's Institute. He serves on the steering
committee of the History Relevance Committee.
Josey's guiding principle speaks to the overall purpose of Collective
Journeys LLC - to positively impact efforts to create community
transformation and development.