- Learn from the collective wealth of experience.
- Share your work so the sector can learn from you.
- Participate in a UK dialogue on issues that matter.
- Know what other organisations are doing.
- Keep up with policy change.
- Access knowledge & training unique to the group.
- Invest in your career and professional development.
- Improve practice – not just yours but everybody’s
- Define methodologies and terms of practice you use.
- Save money and time by sharing services and expertise; pooling resources and working together.
- Find like-minded people and organisations to partner with or employ.
- Inform the research agenda and access evidence relevant to your work.
- Contribute to positive change in your organisation, the whole cultural heritage sector and society.
But don’t just take our word for it – hear what our members say:
‘DHG is a great forum for sharing best practice with some of the best practitioners in the sector.’
‘DHG helps to keep me focusing on diversity matters despite a very busy role, and I find the network meetings and news thought provoking and valuable.’
‘Being part of DHG makes me feel included in inclusion!’
‘Working in a community-focused role in museums is full of wonderful encounters and fun experiences, but also has its challenges. Being a member of DHG has offered me a forum to share my thoughts and ideas with peers, and to be inspired by the work other organisations are doing, helping us all to work towards excellent practice.’
‘I remain a member of DHG – despite now living abroad – as its activities continue to inform my own thinking and practice in the important areas of access and diversity. The DHG is an energetic, forward-thinking organisation which has the potential to play an essential role in progressing and professionalising the heritage sector, not just within the UK but as a leader in its field globally.’
‘Just wanted to say thank you so much for my first year being part of DHG. My objective was to get out more and although I only managed to attend 2 meetings they were fab.’