Kids in Museums and Sarah Shaw (Director of Museum Tales Ltd)
Top tips for creating self-guided resources for children and families at your museum or heritage site. Photograph by Stephen Garnett for Kids in Museums
Museum Association Manifesto
The Museum Association have launched a manifesto calling for everyone to have the right to access to museums and for new public investment in museums across the UK. The manifesto covers a range of topics, including access, funding, local museums, environmental responsibility, repatriation, fair pay and Exhibition Tax Relief.
Trans-Inclusive Culture: Guidance on advancing trans inclusion for museums, galleries, archives and heritage organisations
The University of Leicester’s Research Centre for Museums and Galleries
In the context of growing uncertainty and anxiety surrounding trans-inclusive practice in the cultural sector, the University of Leicester’s Research Centre for Museums and Galleries (RCMG) – working with a team of legal scholars and experts in inclusion, equality and ethics – has developed comprehensive guidance on advancing trans inclusion for museums, galleries, archives and heritage organisations. The guidance is supported by the Economic and Social Research Council.
The Kids in Museums mission is to work with museums nationwide to make them more welcoming of children, young people and families. Since they were founded in 2003, they have led significant change in the museum and heritage sector, with family friendliness and the active involvement of young people becoming central to many organisations. They support and champion family friendly organisations all over England and Wales through a range of simple, but powerful programmes (including Takeover Days), the majority of which are free of charge to access.
GEM is for everyone interested in learning through museums, heritage and cultural settings.
The Group for Education in Museums (GEM) was founded in 1948, and strives to support and empower our community of colleagues to connect and learn together.
Our vision is of a connected and equipped community of people enabling learning across museum, heritage and cultural settings, creating inspiring experiences, relevant for everyone; that promote equality – transform and enrich lives.