Culture& and the Museums Association bring together a panel of experts to explore what museums need to do next to address anti-racism, anti-Blackness and diversity in their workforce, collections and public programmes.
Museums have been grappling with their climate and environmental responsibilities for years. But with Cop26 taking place in the UK this year and the problem growing ever more urgent, what is the role for the museums sector?
Four early career professionals discuss ways for progressing digital skills in museums. Drawing on their own new approaches and original research, they share fresh ways of using and thinking about digital.
This conversation discusses museums’ role in developing positive memory practices relating to situations of historical violence, inequalities, oppression and suffering, in pursuit of equal justice in the present.
Museum collections are missing feelings, dreams, hope, love, hate and heartbreaks. This session explores how curating more humane narratives can help improve health and wellbeing and provide inspiration and hope for the future.
Museum as Muck brings together leading academic voices and game-changers on socioeconomic diversity in the cultural and creative industries to discuss the provocation: “What would a classless museum look like?”
This workshop gives delegates the chance to get to grips with some of the major ethical issues of contemporary collecting, including collecting trauma; collecting safely from social justice movements and more.
This session was proposed at a time of rioting in Northern Ireland, and brings together the perspectives of three local councillors representing different political parties to consider the purpose, value and contribution of museums.
What do you look for in your partners and why are they interested in you? Inspired by the world of online dating, this session guides delegates through the stages of finding organisational partners, first dates and keeping things fresh.
In this session, members of the MA Ethics Committee consider if and how our sector’s approach to ethics needs to change in light of major current ethical issues such as restitution, disposal, and independent decision making.
This session examines what it means to queer museum collections, how to ensure this work is embedded and visible, and how to engage with different audiences to improve understanding of gender and sexual diversity.
The Jewish Museum London showcases how it has worked collaboratively with community partners to create inclusive and representative resources for teachers and students about Judaism and the Jewish community.
This is a session by ERCO Lighting. Unpacking the toolkit for inclusive experiences within museums, we look at one of the fastest growing museum visitor groups, namely older people and people with visual impairment.
Interested in taking part in conversations that will direct the future of the museum sector? Join The Liminal Space as they outline the Mindsets + Missions programme, and find out how you can input and take part.
In February 2022 the BBC, along with museums, galleries, archives and libraries, is holding a 10-day festival to celebrate the amazing creativity housed in our cultural organisations throughout the country.