Sharing power and making museums better: The Past is Now

Entirely too easily, I sit in a culture bubble wherein the atrocities of Empire (and their continuing reverberations) are widely acknowledged. So I was immensely upset to read that 59% of people in Britain are still proud of the British Empire. By extension, I am sad that these proud people, if or when they visit a museum, might wander throughout… Read full article

Championing Diversity in Museums Seminar – a few things I took away

In January 2018 I attended the Museums Association’s ‘All Inclusive: Championing Diversity in Museums’ one day seminar at Thinktank, one of Birmingham Museums’ sites in central Birmingham. The day was billed as ‘an interactive day addressing the essential issue of how Museums can diversify their audiences and workforce.’ It had a mix of speakers presenting case studies and intellectual provocations,… Read full article

Her Story: A Change Makers Action Group Project

Happy International Women’s Day! We’re celebrating with the launch of Her Story, a new project from the Change Makers Action Group. Her Story is a new project by the Change Makers Action Group.  We’ll be exploring the stories of fascinating women in the histories of our collections, from artists and scholars to collectors and (wannabe) explorers. Watch out for regular… Read full article