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Decolonising your museum


In January 2020 we hosted a workshop to explore good practise and challenges for museums looking to develop approaches to decolonising museum collections, spaces, and interpretation. 

Video resources

The workshop keynote speaker was Bruno Verbergt, Operational Director, Royal Museum for Central Africa, Belgium. Scottish museums working in this area also spoke about their work including University of Aberdeen and the David Livingston Centre, Blantyre.

The talks from this workshop were recorded as additional resources for museums. 






Further resources

Museums Association: Decolonising Museums Resources 

MuseumNext: What does it mean to decolonize a museum?

Museums Association: Museum Practice - Decolonising Museums

Zandra Yeaman's blog on Curating Discomfort at The Hunterian  

The Glass is Half Full: Global resource hub for fostering equality

TED: The Urgency of Intersectionality 


Jacob O'Sullivan

Collections and Interpretation Manager

0131 550 4141