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Museum Association Manifesto

Museums Association

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.

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A sign with a white background and black writing reads Trans-inclusive Culture, Guidance on advancing trans inclusion for museums, galleries, archives and heritage organisations. It has a gold frame and is mounted on a wall with blue, pink and white stripes.

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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.

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Subject Specialist Networks

14/12/22

A Subject Specialist Network (SSN) provides advice and guidance about collections, acquisitions, preservation, access, and research on a specific subject area. Find out more about the SSN Consortium or get in touch via their website here.

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Heritage Access 2022 logo, Heritage Access is in white writing on a blue background, with 2022 in blue writing on a yellow background

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VocalEyes Heritage Access Report 2022

VocalEyes, Stagetext, Autism in Museums and the Centre for Accessible Environments

VocalEyes, in partnership with Stagetext, Autism in Museums and the Centre for Accessible Environments, is delighted to publish a report which highlights the importance of online access information for the UK museum and heritage sector, and tracks the changes in the state of access over the past four years.

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Work by Lindsey Mendick and Dominic Watson at Washington Old Hall

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Arts & Heritage

Sector support organisation

Arts&Heritage forges collaborations between contemporary artists and heritage organisations to create new perspectives for diverse audiences. Its projects bring to life the narratives, atmosphere and architecture of histories and places. Visit the Resource Hub via their main website (log-in required) to access Case Studies, Tools and Templates. Image of work by Lindsey Mendick and Dominic Watson at Washington Old Hall.

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A dancer performs in Grace Nicol and Sinead O’Dwyer's performance work 'Slip Mould Slippery'. The photo is by Mario Bertieri and shows Becky Namguards crouched forward, moving slowly on a white floor, with long hair falling across her face and an audience looking on at a distance behind her.

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Public Dance Pack

Grace Nicol and Collaborators

Grace Nicol and collaborators were supported to launch a free interactive Public Dance Pack that considers how to support challenging and risk-taking work within the contexts of galleries and museums. The pack includes contributions from collaborative artists and explores the cultural, practical and socio-political relationship dynamics between audience, artists and venues.