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Webinar: A Meeting Place – Time for change: tackling underrepresentation

Februar 16, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Werbebild für die Diskussion, die Logos von ICOM, Britisch Council und Museums Association sind vor ein Bild von Kunstwerke auf einem Wand

Time for Change: tackling underrepresentation to bring about innovation and equity  16th February 2021 (5 pm CET)

Hosted by Esther Fox, Head of Accentuate Programme at Screen South, Artist and Researcher, in conversation with:

  • Zeina Arida, Director, Sursock Museum, Beirut
  • Daniel Kotowski, Visual Artist and Educator at Zachęta National Gallery of Art and the Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw
  • Ruth McCarthy, Artistic Director, Outburst Arts, Belfast
  • Hanna Wróblewska, Director, Zachęta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw and Commissioner of the Polish Pavilion at the Venice Biennale.

“It is largely accepted that Museums across the UK are lagging behind other cultural sector organisations when it comes to workforce diversity, with Disabled people and those from ethnically diverse backgrounds most underrepresented.  This inequality within Museums is further reflected in terms of their collections and displays, with exhibitions rarely being curated by disabled people, or those from ethnically diverse and LGBTQI+ backgrounds who would bring their own authentic understandings.  However, over the last year the Covid-19 Pandemic has shown us things do not need to remain the same and there is an opportunity for great change.

But will this change be for the good or will it further disadvantage people? Championing equality, and inclusion is a step towards challenging current underrepresentation and bringing about positive change, but is this radical enough to create a culture shift and change mindsets? This session looks at whether we need to consider an equity focussed approach instead.”

„A Meeting Place: Online Global Discussions for Museum and Gallery Professionals“

is a new online webinar series facilitated by British Council in partnership with ICOM UK and Museums Association for leading museum and gallery professionals around the world. Five webinars took place from October 2020 through March 2021 where speakers explored some of the most significant topics of interest facing museum and gallery professionals today like the pivot to digital, community engagement, decolonisation, environment and sustainability and equality, diversity and inclusion.


Februar 16, 2021
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Museums Association UK
British Council