Equity and Inclusion for Museums: introductory resources

December 15, 2021

Diversity and Inclusion are central to a fair society and to the success of institutions in being relevant to communities. Isilda Almeida and Maurice Davies have been working with Museum Development UK (MDUK), with support from the Association of Independent Museums (AiM), to create a programme to support museums in England and Wales to improve their understanding of Equity, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI). The programme, Equity and Inclusion for Museums (EIM), will increase participants’ knowledge and skills around Equity and Inclusion issues and support organisations to have conversations and lay the foundations for creating change. To find out more about EIM please click here. 

We recognise organisations are at different stages of engagement with equitable and inclusive practise and with that in mind we have chosen a set of introductory resources in different formats and media, outlining key concepts, inclusive language and examples of practise from the UK sector.

These Equity, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion resources have been selected to introduce how museums can engage by starting with the nine ‘protected characteristics’ in the Equalities Act 2010. We hope these resources will encourage museum staff, trustees, collaborators and volunteers to explore how they can embed equitable practices into museums, particularly the content of museum displays and programming.

We have created a Reflection Framework for you to use whilst reviewing the resources. Download the Reflection Framework.

You can download the full list of resources here: Equity and Inclusion Resources MDUK

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