Poster advertising Cultural Equalities Now conference with image of the British Museum Great Hall. © The British Museum

December 2011, Cultural Equalities Now Conference

In partnership with the British Museum and the Institute of the Public Understanding of the Past (IPUP), DHG convened a cutting edge conference looking at diversity and equalities in the then new political, legal and economic landscape.

Speakers smiling at audience. Victoria Hollows, Lola Young, Hilary Carty, Rita Mclean, John Vincent and Andrew Flinn. © The British MuseumThe Cultural Equalities Now conference programme looked at links between cultural heritage and agendas such as big society, volunteering, localism and social entrepreneurialism.

It also highlighted institutional duties under the Equalities Act 2010 and shared views on recent changes from across the cultural heritage sectors.  Major funding bodies were invited to illustrate how they continue to contribute to improving equalities in the sector.

Mark O’Neill addressing delegates with panel of speakers to the side. © The British MuseumAmong the impressive conference biographies were keynotes by Sandy Nairn and Mark O’Neill.

The conference resources also include the filmed interview with Baroness Estelle Morris part one and part two.

IA delegate in animated conversation with Mike Benson and Kathy Cremin © The British Museumn addition to scheduled speakers, well known thinkers, practitioners and policy makers hosted delegates in conversation at  ‘Talking Tables Programme’ to keep the buzz going over lunch.

lunch-landscapeFor more information about the Cultural Equalities Now conference see the Conference Report by IPUP.

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