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"MUSEUM X CIC is a Community Interest Company based in the UK dedicated to creating a museum for Black British and Pan African culture"

How it began

Museum X was initiated by Sandra Shakespeare who set up the Black British Museum Project and is a founding member of heritage network, Museum Detox.

Meet the team

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Our Story

Museum X, our Community Interest Company, was set up to explore Pan-Africanism and it’s significance to the centrality of Black Britain. Labels of identity are being contested and evolving, replacing outdated narratives in a time where Britain’s Black population is increasingly diverse.


Museum X works with people and organisations through creative ways to experience cultural heritage. Our mission is to create a museum with people. We’re free to call it whatever we want it to be.


Dr Errol Francis

Co Director

Errol brings a wealth of expertise in academic research as well as curatorial and artistic practice to the team. Errol is also CEO for the charity Culture& and artistic director for New Museum School – a programme that provides a pipeline to fresh and diverse talent to the arts and heritage sector. Errol studied photography and fine art at Central Saint Martin’s, University of the Arts London. His doctoral research at the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London focused on postcolonial artistic responses to museums.


Errol’s background in mental health activism has influenced his arts practice such as his role as head of arts at the Mental Health Foundation and his directing of the Anxiety Arts Festival 2014, Cyborgs 2019 and his work in the curatorial research group PS/Y.

Errol is visiting lecturer at the University of Greenwich, Goldsmith’s University of London and Sotheby’s Institute of Art.

Co Director

Cultural strategist and creative producer, Tracey joins our team to lead on development and community involvement/investment in our programme of work.


Formerly heading up the Culture Tourism and Heritage Department for the Royal Borough of Greenwich, Tracey was responsible to the curation and Creative Direction of large-scale festivals (with audiences of 1+million) along with a range of one off festivals and events of varying sizes and scale.


A background in Outdoor Arts, Heritage and Museums, Tracey shares her expertise in support to underrepresented and Black creatives and communities.

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