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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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DHG supports workforce diversity programme

DHG were invited to support the initiation of the British Museum’s new Heritage Lottery Funded programme called Learning Museum. Ten museums have joined forces with the British museum to form a supportive hub. They will each recruit a trainee, someone who would like a career in the sector but has little or no previous experience. Trainee’s […]

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Graham's oral history was recorded months before he died. It was engraved onto a large, white, square slab of soap. It is part of the 'Other Stories' project © Matt Smith

2017 LGBTQI cultural consortium

DHG is delighted to be kick starting discussions in the arts and cultural heritage sectors looking at how we respond to the 50th anniversary of the UK Sexual offences Act 1967. In our experience cultural anniversaries that involve diversity issues can catch the cultural sectors unaware. We want to support cross sector organisations to make a co-ordinated […]

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DHG Higher Education Offer

DHG is developing a pilot higher education offer for students. This aims to inform and excite students about diversity issues within the heritage sector. Our pilot partner is Bath Spa University, where we will be presenting to the MA class in Heritage Management. This will help us to further develop the offer for the next […]

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Improving DHG June 2013- To date

Head of London Programmes Poppy Szaybo is improving and growing the DHG London offer.  Themed meetings are proving so popular we now have to use much bigger meeting rooms! check out our What’s on London posts for updates or contact us if you wish to join our meetings. We also have a new HE offer […]

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September 2012- June 2013, Supporting Practice in Participation

DHG has partnered with the Collections Trust, British Museum and the Institute of the Public Understanding of Past to build a portal to resources on participatory practice. The portal focuses on providing resources which demonstrate some sort of shared decision making, power sharing or supporting an external agenda. Accompanying regional meetings in Bristol and Liverpool will […]

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April 2012 to March 2013, DHG London Highlights

This year we used our meetings to learn about affordable access options for visually impaired visitors; we shared projects such as the Migration Museum’s next steps and Kew Garden’s plans for engaging their communities with the rebuild of their Temperate House (which we learned about at our summer special at Kew and Kew Palace– a […]

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November 2012, Museums Association Conference

Victoria Hollows and Virginia Tandy convened a stimulating discussion entitled: ‘The Just Museum’. Delegates were asked to consider ‘should social justice be at the core of every museum, informing all aspects of their work? Is there a shared definition of the term and what does it take to deliver this agenda? Tracy-Ann Smith (DHG), Jim […]

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August 2012, Museums 2020

Museums 2020 is the Museums Association’s initiative to create a bold vision for UK museums and their impact – the difference museums can have on individuals, communities, society and the environment. The MA launched a nationwide discussion, inviting people in museums, funders, policy-makers and other stakeholders to think afresh about the role of museums. Note […]

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July 2012, Arts, Heritage and Justice

Hats off to the Watt’s Gallery for facilitating a fascinating symposium at the British Museum on working with prisoners. Laura Phillips skilfully brought together professionals from the arts and cultural heritage sectors with a wide range of providers in, and associated with, the prison service. It was good for DHG to learn about a multitude […]

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