“Supporting Decolonisation in Museums”

The Museums Association Supporting Decolonisation in Museums guidance “aims to empower more people to take action and lead change as museums address the legacy of British colonialism.

This guidance was produced by our Decolonisation Guidance Working Group, with support from our Ethics Committee and a range of critical friends. It was developed following the findings of our 2019 Empowering Collections report which recognised the growing interest in decolonising museums, but a lack of confidence in how to put this into practice.

Supporting Decolonisation in Museums covers all areas of practice, with sections on collaboration, collections, workforce and more. The guidance offers prompts for thinking, discussion and action, recognising there is no single ‘right’ way to decolonise museums.  It is intended to help people from across the museum sector to engage with decolonising practice, regardless of size or type of institution.”

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