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All Inclusive: Championing Accessible Museums

Event information

Date: 8 May

Time: 10:00 – 15:00

Organiser: Museums Association

Venue: Online

Ableism – prioritising the needs of non-disabled people over disabled people – remains pervasive across the museum sector. Disabled people still face barriers in our buildings, policies and structures, and are chronically unrepresented in our workforce and collections.

All Inclusive is MA’s annual one-day conference exploring how museums can become anti-ableist in everything that they do. Anti-ableism recognises abled privilege and actively looks to challenge and dismantle it through theory, actions and practices.

Through provocations, case studies and panel discussions, the event explores what an anti-ableist museum might look like in practice.

MA will elevate the perspectives of D/deaf, disabled and neurodivergent people as part of this event.

Programme highlights:

  • An interactive and practical discussion on how to turn advocacy into organisational change
  • A panel of disabled museum workers share what it’s like to be disabled in the sector – and what museums can do to support wellbeing and access in the workplace
  • Practical advice on low-cost ways for small museums to become more anti-ableist
  • Best practice guidance on creating inclusive learning programmes
  • How to take an anti-ableist approach to creating exhibitions


Michelle Moubarak, Director, Beaney Museum
Katy Ashton, Director, People’s History Museum
Nicola Kelly, Development Officer, Dylan Thomas Centre
Sam Bowen, SEND in Museums
Aimee Fletcher, PhD Researcher, the University of Glasgow
Shikha Dwivedi, Administration and Reporting Assistant, Kettle’s Yard
Amy Thraves-Connor, Curating for Change Fellow, National Railway Museum
Jenny Hill, Lead Exhibition Curator, Craven Museum in Skipton
Paul Morrow, Co-author of the Cultural Inclusion Manifesto, author of the Cultural Inclusion for Young People with SEND, Lead Practitioner of the Creative Arts at Westminster Special Schools
Vicky Hope-Walker, Chief Executive Officer, National Paralympic Heritage Centre

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