Are you considering or involved in an exhibition, display, project or activity which includes sharing authorship and working collaboratively with others to bring new voices into the museum?

Could you potentially benefit from facilitated time with peers to discuss your work, share challenges, ideas, concerns, opportunities and ways forward?

Could a guiding framework for this work be of use to you?

The University of Cambridge Museums (UCM) are offering three facilitated sessions, over the next nine months, for colleagues across the region for who the above questions are relevant. The sessions will have an action learning approach, focusing on employing the new UCM Diversifying the Museum Voice flexible framework and resource bank to help guide activity.

You can sign up for one session or all three and be at any stage in the working process, from concept to completion.

If you would like to know more and see if this is something for you, then please contact Ruth Clarke, UCM Inclusion Associate, on


About the Diversifying the Museum Voice initiative

How can museums transition from the established paradigm of a singular, authoritative institutional voice towards an approach to our work that creates greater relevance for a broader, more inclusive audience? This is the challenge the Diversifying the Museum Voice initiative aims to help address.

Developed through an action learning process with colleagues across the UCM, this iterative framework and resource bank consists of:

  • A set of guiding principles (below)
  • UCM and sector case studies
  • SWOT analysis to support decision and case making
  • Provocations to promote and challenge.

You can access the resource bank in the Resources section of this blog. It’s intended that it will grow and expand as this critical work and our insights into it also grow and develop.