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Sheila Asante

Programme Manager - Delivering Change
A dark skinned person with chin length curly black hair, wearing a black t-shirt and a vibrant blue cardigan, stands with their arms crossed

Sheila is the Programme Manager for the Delivering Change Project at Museums Galleries Scotland and she has 17 years of experience in museums. Sheila works across the heritage sector in Scotland to help remove barriers to participation in culture. She is interested in how museums can help people to understand and claim their human rights; by involving people in shaping their work. She spends a lot of time engaging directly with people to promote participatory practice and help them embed that in everything they do.

Sheila previously led the Empire, Slavery & Scotland’s Museums Project, supporting an independent Steering Group to deliver recommendations for how Scotland’s involvement in empire, colonialism, and historic slavery can be addressed using museum collections and museum spaces.

Outside of work, Sheila is passionate about fashion and loves a bright colour. She also enjoys travel, theatre and art. Sheila has recently taken up running and enjoys the regular runs along the canal and curating the playlist to keep her motivated.