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Developing anti-racist practice with young people in museums


This page contains resources that give examples, advice, and share news and reflections on developing anti-racist practice with young people in museums and galleries. 

Guides and examples

Kids in Museums have created a guide to explore how your museum can work alongside children, young people and families to develop anti-racist practice. Watch their recorded talk Anti Racism and Museums: Young People Sparking Change. 

tiney have created a guide to becoming an inclusive, anti-racist early educator. 

The SSAP Youth Leadership Network work with Amgueddfa Cymru as part of the Hands on Heritage initiative. In 2020 they hosted a discussion on the issue of statues and paintings that relate to British colonial history, particularly those of Thomas Picton in Wales. The ‘What to do about Thomas Picton’ discussion included practical ways to move forward and is documented on Amgueddfa Cymru 

Imperial War Museum’s free CPD films support teaching the experiences and legacy of the British Empire and conflict for secondary pupils.  

Aye, It Wis Aabody: A Story Of Scotland’s Role In The Slave Trade is a community heritage project that explores Scotland’s links with chattel slavery in the Caribbean, through the experience of one rural community and their school. 

Campaigns and conversations

The Partition Education Group is a campaign to include Partition, South-Asian & British colonial history into the UK National Curriculum, in partnership with The Partition Commemoration Campaign and South Asian Heritage Month. 

​Horrible British Histories: Young people in museums interrogating national identity through principles and practices of critical pedagogy – Sadia Habib