Event Details

Discover how you can take a fresh look at your collections and explore the ways you can engage new audiences with them.  This practical seminar on discovering untold stories within collections, will give you an introduction to the Arts Council’s Creative Case for Diversity, and the ways in which museums can get involved.

This session will be packed with case studies and examples of how museums can use their collections and the people they work with to make displays more diverse and representative of communities.  Our speakers will include Ruth Burwood, SHARE Museum Development Officer, speaking about doing Hidden Histories on a shoe-string, Melissa Hawker, Learning Officer for Kings Lynn and Ancient House Museums, who will discussing the museums’ Teenage History Club project ‘Bringing History Out of the Closet’, and *Jenny Williams, Director of Take the Space, who will be introducing a range of projects such as the Who’s that Girl? Project around Beachy Head Lady.

* CHANGE TO THE PROGRAMME: Please note we are pleased to be able to include in the programme a presentation by Steve Martin, author and researcher of Black History.  Steve will be talking about uncovering stories in archives, and approaches to research.

A key feature of the day will include an LGBTQ tour of the Fitzwilliam Museum (approx. 45 minutes) led by a volunteer guide. The University of Cambridge Museums is committed to re-evaluating its collections in order to engage new audiences, and its new LGBTQ tours explore gender and sexual identities through a selection of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer related objects. 

You are strongly recommended to attend this event if you are applying for one of our Hidden Histories grants.

Terms & Conditions:

Full details of our programmes conditions can be found on our website. 

By booking a place on to SHARE Museums East Training Programme, you are agreeing to the following terms and conditions:

  • That you are from an East of England museum or heritage organisation which is in the Arts Council England’s Accreditation Scheme. Where this is not applicable you acknowledge that so that we can aim to facilitate your attendance if we can. (This may involve a fee).

  • It is a condition of receiving this ACE funded training that the online evaluation sent to the email address provided at the point of booking is completed by the specified deadline. This deadline is in the email notification unless a paper evaluation is specifically requested and submitted on the day of the training session.

  • By booking a place you agree that you are booking as a representative of your organisation and should you cancel your booking without sufficient notice your organisation is responsible for paying the late cancellation fee of £50.


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