Working Class Heroes

Social mobility in museums

The UK government’s Culture White Paper puts cultural participation and social mobility at its heart.

But much of the evidence is showing that social mobility in the cultural profession is going backwards. The session sheds light on the challenges and asks what can be done to arrest the decline.

A session from the Museums Association Conference & Exhibition 2016 in Glasgow.

Tony Butler, Director, Derby Museums

Dave O’Brien, Senior Lecturer in Cultural Studies, Goldsmiths,
University of London

Jess Turtle, Director, Museum of Homelessness

Cindy Sughure, Director, Charles Dickens Museum

Sana Khan, Former trainee, Museum of Zoology, University of Cambridge