Image of group being shown the pagoda style display of art work in the centre of a museum gallery. • © DHG

July 2013, London

Many thanks to the Museum of Childhood for hosting us and showing us around. Check out the Stuff we like pages to find out more about their community space.  Blessed with a scorching day, spirits were high in this meeting as we discussed progress of our Supporting Practice in Participation project, the move from DHG to a fee paying network and towards a Community Interest Company. Special thanks to Tamsin for challenging us with a hard hitting piece on facing your own prejudices which had some of us squirming uncomfortably in our seats!  It is so good to have DHG meets as safe a space to have our practice and views challenged.

We look forward to hearing from the small sub group who formed to make links with students and universities. This was an outcome of a discussion on how DHG can to make an impact in a changing sector.  The group felt strongly that our collective experience can be used to develop the next generation of arts and heritage professionals.

Using DHG to potentially influence research questions so they have greater impact Kalliope and Tracy-Ann consulted the group on:
a) the growing debate on the ‘business case for diversity’ and what evidence does exist on this.
b) the impact of diversity work on changing the organisational culture of heritage institutions.
c) the impact of co-curated/co-created heritage projects with communities on the organisation, the community and audiences.


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