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Jyoti Chand

Empire, Slavery and Scotland’s Museums Events Assistant

Jyoti Chand is the Empire, Slavery and Scotland’s Museums (ESSM) Events Assistant at Museums Galleries Scotland. In her role, Jyoti assists with the implementation of the ESSM recommendations by supporting the delivery of training and networking opportunities for the Scottish museum sector. Jyoti also assists museums to develop resources to embed race equality and anti-racism in the Scottish curriculum in line with recommendation 5 of the ESSM recommendations.

Jyoti relocated to Scotland in 2024 after working within social work regulation in England where she developed social work policies and wrote major publications. She also led community engagement activity to raise awareness of discrimination and hate crime, and developed learning materials for all ages for her local community. Jyoti is also a textile artist, specialising in colourful knitwear and macrame designs, and loves spending time hiking, camping, and outdoor swimming with her two energetic spaniels.