All Inclusive: Championing Diversity in Museums

24 January 2018, Thinktank, Birmingham
Museums Association MP Seminar

An interactive day addressing the essential issue of how museums can diversify their audiences and workforce.

Through a series of of talks, discussion, debate and exchange, this event explores how museums can become truly inclusive spaces and representational platforms, and champion equality at every level.

This event is for anyone that is working towards diversity and inclusion at a museum or relevant organisation and wants to:

  • understand the various cases for a diverse approach
  • challenge convention in the field of equality, diversity and inclusion in museums, including broadening out the perceived meaning of these terms
  • embrace more inclusive working practices
  • find out how other organisations have promoted a more diverse culture
  • develop strategies for addressing issues such as unconscious bias, recruitment and retention, and power dynamics
  • discuss how diversity can move from the margins to mainstream museum practice, and how we can create allies for diversity across the sector.
The programme for this event is created with the support of a steering committee of advocates for diversity, inclusion and equality, and an open call for papers.


Anisa Haghdadi
, Chief Executive Officer, Beatfreeks 

Samar Ziadat, co-founder & editor, Dardishi

James Brandon, Diversity and Inclusion Manager, Tate

Rachael Minott, Research Assistant, Change Makers (Story Lab- Empires), Birmingham Museums Trust

Caroline Currie
, Learning and Access Curator, Burrell Redevelopment, Glasgow Museums

Dan Vo, Project Coordinator LGBTQ Tours, V&A Museums

Charlotte Holmes, Community Engagement Officer, Collecting Birmingham, ‎Birmingham Museums Trust

Sacha Coward, ‎Community Participation Producer, ‎Royal Museums Greenwich

Thanh Sinden, Strategic Audience Development Manager, ‎Culture Coventry Trust

Anna Liesching, Curator of Art, National Museums Northern Ireland

Lauren Deere, Museum Mananger, Thinktank

Victoria Ryves, Volunteer and Community Engagement Officer, Doncaster Heritage Services

Elliot Goodger, Heritage Interpreter, Birmingham Museums Trust

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