We find ourselves at a point in history where we can affect positive change, both within and outside of our sector. It is a deeply lamentable but recognised fact that curators, exhibition staff and collections care specialists in museums and galleries are overwhelmingly White and therefore ethnically unrepresentative of the wider population.
We're asking people to help shape a better sector by getting involved in our campaign. Survey closes 9th July.
Framed as a study and new research piece, our report, ‘What the X?’ will review, investigate, and reflect on the impact and efficacy of previous and existing initiatives to increase ethnic and cultural diversity in the UK curatorial sector. Museum X CIC will take an intersectional approach that considers the double disadvantages from people who are of colour, alongside other protected characteristics or socio-economic backgrounds that are recognised as being under representative in the sector.
I would like to invite you to participate in the research; we are arranging one-to-one phone interviews over the next two weeks, and I would very much value your input. This research builds on previous literature and recommendations, to summarise the gains, but also more problematic areas. We welcome candid opinion and discussion on what you think is working or preventing change.