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Curating for Change – enabling D/deaf, disabled and neurodiverse people to fulfil their potential in museums

Article date
19 October 2020
Primary interest
Disability
Have you always wanted to work in a Museum as a Curator but never managed to get a foot in the door?

Do you love Museums but wondered what different career paths are available to you? Accentuate  is planning a brand new work placement programme called Curating for Change, to develop skills to enable D/deaf, disabled and neurodiverse people to fulfil their potential in Museums.

They are working with over 20 Museums across England, including the Museum of English Rural Life, and in 2021/2022 will be offering a series of paid fellowships and traineeships. Right now they are planning what these placements might look like and want to hear from people with lived experience of disability about any challenges or barriers you have experienced in wanting to progress a career in Museums.

If you define yourself as D/deaf, disabled or neurodiverse then Accentuate and Curating for Change want to hear about your experiences:

Have your say – Zoom workshop on Wednesday 11 or Wednesday 18 November

We will be running two workshops for up to 5 people on 11 and 18 November from 1.30 – 3.30pm via Zoom. We want to hear about what has prevented you from pursuing a career in a Museum. Do you wonder about the sorts of roles that are available? Do you know what a curator does? Have you found it impossible without all the relevant qualifications to apply for roles, or have you experienced other barriers? We want to hear your experiences. We can offer a small fee of £100 for your involvement in this workshop.

If you would like to take part please email us with a short description of why you’d like to be involved in this workshop and what your background is. Please also let us know of any access requirements you might have (e.g. BSL or Live Captioning). If you need help with this you can also email or ring us with any questions

Read more about getting involved with Curating for Change on the Accentuate website.