Sticks and Stones: Bullying in Museums - Museums Association

Sticks and Stones: Bullying in Museums

The potentials of our collections and the communities we serve are realised through our workforce. This is achieved most effectively when our sector colleagues are supported, respected and rewarded fairly.

The Sticks and Stones research project was developed as part of our commitment to wellbeing and equality in the sector.

The following content shares our key findings, recommendations for the sector, and links to resources to support individuals and those with a duty of care.

For more resources about wellbeing, visit our Wellbeing Hub and Redundancy Hub.

Content warning: this report includes descriptions of bullying behaviour and harassment.

Our report





Our findings

  1. Perpetrators
  2. Bullying behaviours
  3. Inclusion
  4. Impact
  5. Support and action
  6. Resolutions

Our recommendations


Our methodology

Respondent profile