Communicating decolonisation guidance - Museums Association

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Communicating decolonisation guidance

Helping you and your organisation talk about your work

Communication has a key role to play in any museum’s decolonisation practice. A strong communications strategy can insulate you from risk and help build a stronger brand in the process.

This guidance is meant to be a starting point for building a robust communication strategy to support your work. There isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach because across the museum sector there is a diversity of capacity, size, and tactics.

Take what works for you, and what’s possible institutionally, and embrace it. The more we do this work together, the stronger our work will be and the easier it will get next time.

The guidance
  1. Introduction
  2. Developing your strategy
  3. Understanding audiences
  4. External communications
  5. Productive engagement worksheets

Image: Maasai representatives working with the Pitt Rivers Museum on the care of sacred Maasai objects © Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford, John Cairns

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