Decolonisation Confidence and Skills programme - Museums Association

Decolonisation Confidence and Skills programme

We have recently launched our Decolonisation Confidence and Skills programme, which will provide support for people who work in and with museums to advance their decolonising practice through a series of in-person and online modules and events throughout 2022 and 2023.

We are planning to launch two strands of the programme:

Decolonisation Confidence and Skills

This confidence programme will include a Museum Essentials module designed as an introduction to decolonising approaches in museums across the UK. In addition, there will be an opportunity to join a cohort of people who will come together, both virtually and in person, to participate in seminars, talks, workshops and events on decolonisation.

Decolonisation Leaders Network

This element of the programme will be for those who are interested in making sure that decolonisation work is embedded into the everyday work of the sector in the long term. A ‘leader’ in this context can refer both to senior sector managers and those who are leading on this work in their organisation.

This cohort will be pushed to answer deeper questions about the historical resistance to making this work part of the everyday life of museums, and will set challenges around effecting actual, meaningful, tangible change in the work we do and in the stories we tell about who we are as a nation.

Further information will be made available over the coming months, when we will be recruiting for participants in both the Decolonisation Confidence and Skills programme and the Decolonisation Leaders Network. If you would like to register your interest for the skills cohort or for the leaders network and hear more about this opportunity, please complete the form linked below.

Image credit to National Museums Liverpool, from their Project Sankofa