Over the past few years many museums have started to ‘decolonise’. Why are they doing this, and what does it mean in practice? This session will briefly outline what decolonisation is and why museums need to think about it. After that, there will be case studies of smaller museums that have recently worked to decolonise their practice, through events, partnerships, co-curation projects, research and exhibitions. We’ll look at what they’re doing and how they’re doing it. There will also be opportunities for you to think about how you might approach decolonisation in your work, and opportunities to ask questions.
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Who should attend?
The session should be of interest to museums that are completely new to this work, and museums with more experience that would like to hear about how others are approaching it.
About the trainer
For over 30 years Maurice Davies has been interested in diversifying the stories told in museums. Recently, among other work, he has co-led UK-wide programmes to support museums in improving their approach to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.
Maximum two delegates per organisation. Priority will be given to delegates from non-NPO and non-National museums in the West Midlands which are Accredited or officially Working Towards Accreditation.
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Decolonising Museums in Practice
Thursday 9 November, 10am-12.30pm