#DismantlePreservation was launched in 2020, to advocate for change in the preservation movement. They have advocated for labor equity via salary transparency and have hosted conversations on a wide range of topics. In 2021 they celebrate 40+ people who are pushing preservation in new directions. The #DismantlePreservation: (un)Official 40 Under 40 list is comprised of people and groups who work in cultural resources in a wide variety of ways - parks, museums, nonprofits, government, consulting, development, and more. Included on the list are three recent graduates of the MUSE Program, June Ahn, Rose Cannon and Emma Turner-Trujillo, for their project, Death to Museums.
Death to Museums (D2M) is a monthly dialogue series that promotes solidarity and exchange among museum workers through wide-ranging workshops, presentations, and social activities. Follow D2M @deathtomuseums on Twitter and Instagram for updates, and catch up on sessions on Youtube.
According to Dismantle Preservation, "These are people who are doing inspiring work; they are people from whom we could all learn. They are part of the future of the historic preservation movement."