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The Inclusive Museum Heritage Project is an innovative project which will create greater opportunities for African Communities in particular, and minority ethnic communities in general, to access and engage in the Scottish Museum Sector.

Project aims:

  • Inclusive Museums Traineeship Programme
  • Develop wider awareness of Scottish Museums Heritage and increase take up of visits to Museums within the African and Ethnic Minorities communities
  • Increase opportunities for Museums in Scotland to share experiences and build stronger partnerships with African and Ethnic Minorities communities
  • Agencies better informed of the project and better equipped to encourage minority ethnic communities to engage within Museum heritage activities
  • Empower communities by addressing gender inequalities and the lack of participation of African women and youth in the Scottish Museum Heritage Sector
  • Deliver capacity building programmes to Scottish Museum Sector on how to work with and engage with African and minority ethnic communities across Scotland
  • Deliver awareness raising workshops to African and minority ethnic communities on the Scottish Museum Sector
  • Liaise with African and minority ethnic communities organisations and support them to work with museum agencies
  • Arrange and develop project activities and events
  • Monitor project and evidence outcomes
  • Develop meaningful partnerships between African and minority ethnic communities and Scottish Museum Sector
  • Empower communities by addressing gender inequalities and the lack of participation of African women and youth in the Scottish Museum Heritage Sector

Improvements to Heritage:

Connect African communities with heritage of the Scottish Museum Heritage Sector improving diversity, leadership and equality

Greater representation of Black Minority Ethnic groups within Scottish Museum Heritage Sector

Create a sense of pride and belonging within African communities, boosting image, credibility and reputation of Scottish Museum Heritage Sector

Embedding and engaging African Communities in the Scottish Museum Heritage Sector

Capacity building:

Staff development through work placement within Scottish Museum Heritage Sector with academic accreditation

Training and opportunities of new practices and ways of working

Developing a cohesive, invested, empowered and motivated volunteer group

Contact:

Stephen Hall, Project Officer stephen@nextstepinitiative.org.uk

Mob: 0790 4155533