Introducing Roshi Naidoo, Decolonising Programme Officer
We are delighted to announce that Roshi Naidoo has joined the MA as our new Decolonising Programme Officer. Roshi will be leading the development of our Decolonisation Confidence and Skills programme, which we first announced at the launch of our Supporting Decolonisation in Museums guidance in November 2021.
The programme will help museums to use the guidance and implement decolonising practice in their work through the creation of new networks, events and online resources.
Roshi will be using the guidance as a springboard to develop a coherent learning programme for all those who want to effect genuine, grassroots change in their organisations.
By giving voice and agency to those previously marginalised, both historically and in the present, the programme will help people think about how decolonisation work can invigorate their thinking, their perspectives and their practices and bring new and interesting ways of seeing to them and their audiences.
Roshi has worked with museums and archives, in academia and in campaigning. She has written about the relationship between the stories told in our museums and how a nation imagines itself. She co-edited (with Jo Littler) The Politics of Heritage: the legacies of ‘race’, and more examples of her book chapters, articles, blogs, policy pieces and journal contributions can be found on her Academia.edu page.
Further information will be made available over the coming months, when we will be recruiting for participants in the Decolonising Confidence and Skills programme and for a Leadership Network. If you would like to register your interest for the skills cohort or for the leadership network, please complete the form linked below.