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.
Subject Specialist Networks
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.
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.
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.
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.