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BBC video resources….. Things not to say to

People with facial disfigurements  A trans person A blind person Bisexual people Someone of mixed race An old person Someone who stammers  More in this series here These are not new videos but they might be a fun and engaging resource for diversity training or just sharing.. Send us your personal thoughts about content in […]

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DHG is changing

Since 2009 DHG has become a collective of practitioners, thinkers and activists working towards change in the cultural and heritage sectors. We have facilitated peer learning, conferences and training. We have created space for sharing and critiquing our practice. We created new resources and supported our member’s initiatives. Some of our projects were funded but most […]

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DCMS findings: local people distributing grants a successful model

‘Community First Grants Database Description Background The Community First Neighbourhood Match Fund was an innovative small grants programme targeting deprived wards and getting local people involved in funding decisions and delivering projects. The £30m programme was managed by the Community Development Foundation (CDF) for Cabinet Office between April 2011 and March 2015. The programme was […]

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Autism access case studies

Delighted to see Museum Practice featuring some case studies on how museums are creating better access for autistic visitors. Check out the article with case studies. Note: You need to log in to the Museums Association website to read these articles but that often just means registering with the website not becoming a member so […]

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Report sparks ‘pro-rich museums’ debate

Museum bodies have expressed concern over a report on the social impact of the 2016-17 local government budget that describes museums as a “pro-rich” service, warning the classification is reductive and could lead to the sector being targeted for disproportionate cuts…. Read the rest of the article from Museum’s journal here. Find the report here

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CILIP RBSCG conference and new diversity strategy

DHG were delighted to contribute to the Rare Books and Special Collections Group  (RBSCG) 2016 conference: A Rich Tapestry: Diverse Collections & Audiences. The three day event by Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) was held at University of Liverpool. Our contribution drew on one of the working documents from our work with the the British Museum to show how becoming a […]

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Invitation to DHG Scotland meeting #2

The Diversity in Heritage Group is a professional network for the arts, culture and heritage sectors. It champions practice in diversity and equality, audience development, social justice, community engagement and participation. We are establishing a new group in Scotland. Please join us at 2pm on Thursday the 26th of May at Glasgow Women’s Library for […]

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Scottish Diversity in Heritage Group meeting – December 2015

This initial session was an introduction to DHG and a chance to gauge interest in establishing a Scottish group. There appears to be interest in creating a space for discussion on how we can make the cultural and heritage sector more inclusive. DHG are very keen to establish partnerships and avoid duplication of work going […]

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New Scottish Diversity in Heritage group

We are establishing a Scottish Diversity in Heritage group to support people in the arts, culture and heritage sectors and champion practice in diversity and equality, audience development, social justice, community engagement and participation. Please join us for the first meeting on Tuesday the 15th of December at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. The meeting […]

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UCL and DHG survey request

I’m delighted to be co-authoring a short opinion piece with Kalliope Fouseki (UCL) for the upcoming Museums Etc.. publication ‘Museum Participation: Engaging and Involving Audiences’. The editors Kayte McSweeney and Jennifer Kavanagh have encouraged us to seek the opinions of DHG. As such, we would like to invite you (DHG and interested parties) to participate in an anonymous, […]

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