All Inclusive: Championing Accessible Museums - Museums Association

All Inclusive: Championing Accessible Museums

26 April 2023, 1100-1600
Online, Zoom

All Inclusive is our annual one-day conference exploring how museums can become truly inclusive spaces and representational platforms, and champion equality at every level.

Disabled people are under-represented in the museum workforce, on boards and in our audiences, and the lives, contributions and perspectives of disabled people are still under-represented in our collections and exhibitions.

This event elevates the perspectives of D/deaf, disabled and neurodivergent people as part of this event.

Through provocations, case studies and panel discussions, this event is for anyone who is working towards diversity and inclusion at a museum or relevant organisation.

The programme for All Inclusive 2023 will focus on how museums can put the social model of disability into practice.  

Topics covered include: 

  • How you can work to identify and remove barriers for disabled people 
  • Creating an inclusive workforce – from recruitment to retention 
  • How to set up sustainable disability advisory panels 
  • Exploring stories of disability in museum collections 


Shani Dhanda, Disability  Inclusive Specialist 

Barry Ginley, Chair, Access Advisory Group, Horniman Museum & Gardens  

Michael Powell, Programme Officer, People’s History Museum 

Sarah Plumb, Senior Research Associate, Research Centre for Museums and Galleries at the University of Leicester, Everywhere and Nowhere: Exploring Histories of Disability Across the National Trust 

Sam Bowen, Inclusion Campaigner in Museums, SEND in Museums  

A full programme will be available in due course.

Please note that this event will be recorded and available exclusively to delegates for three months. After that time, it will be made available to members on the Museums Association website.

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Event fees

Concessionary Member – £30
Member (Essential, Full, Institutional and Commercial members) – £40
Non-member – £60

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Inclusive event places

The Benevolent Fund will provide 10 free places to this event to individual members who face barriers due to ethnicity, disability, socio-economic background, and gender identity or sexual orientation (LGBTQ).

These free places are part of our wider work towards creating a more inclusive sector. We will also support any accessibility requests such as provision of British Sign Language (BSL), audio description or closed captioning. The deadline to apply for an Inclusive Place is 12 noon on 12 April.

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Event details

Date 26 April 2023
Time 1100-1600
Location Online, Zoom



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