The UK’s first empowering, supportive and influential network dedicated to the needs of BAME heritage workers – our ages range from 20 to 65+!
A UNIQUE COLLECTIVE VOICE AND PLATFORM
A unique platform to showcase our dynamic members and to highlight our work for real change across the sector with new and existing BAME audiences.
LEADING THE SECTOR
We use our collective expertise to challenge narratives in cultural institutions through consultancy and advocacy, audience development and programming.
Welcome to Museum Detox
Museum Detox is a dynamic network of people working for radical change in our museums.
We came together because we were tired of being one of a few.
Museum Detox is the only network in the UK with black, Asian and
minority ethnic museum workers with an age range spanning from 20 to 60. We
formed our own sub groups and a steering committee where we organise and plan
the things we want to do. Our members campaign, lobby, debate, advocate. Not
forgetting some of the cool stuff, like VIP tours of the best exhibitions and
our legendary Museum Detox socials.
Meet our Museum Detox Steering Group
We are currently compiling our steering group profiles. For now, why not find us on Twitter using the links below?
Check in with our blog to find out what’s been going on in the world of Museum Detox
Contact or Join Museum Detox
Want to feel the love of Museum Detox?
This is a network for BAME cultural professionals – whatever career stage, working as freelancers (at least 50% of this work is in museums, galleries, archives and heritage) or as staff members in organisations. Crucially, by “BAME” we are referring to non-White people who are descended, through one or both parents, from Africa, the Caribbean, Asia (the Middle-East to East Asia), Latin America, or the First Nations’ peoples of America and Australasia. While we recognise that there are overlapping and aligned forms of discrimination faced by White people of minority ethnicity and migrants, there are historically specific forms of racism facing BAME workers.
If you do not fall within the above definition, unfortunately we cannot accept your request to join.* We’ll send you a short form to complete. Once we have verified your details against our joining criteria we’ll confirm your membership via email.
*We understand that for some people who are volunteers or work in heritage and cultural institutions in a less defined and fluid role may not identify with the traditional roles of ‘cultural professionals’. For these people our steering group will review your joining request on a case by case basis.
We use this information for monitoring and evaluation purposes and for future bid applications to sustain our network. Museum Detox adheres to data protection policies and you have the right to opt out at any time.
If you have a general query about Museum Detox or would like to discuss an event, please use our contact form below:
Impact of Museum Detox
A quick look at some of our work. More info coming soon.
Flashmob @ Museum of LondonNEON Orgbuilders
NATSCA, Wellcome, SOAS, MuseumNext
UK MPD Network, Museums Association, AIM
Mentoring, Coaching, Skillshare, Recruit
Diversity and Inclusion principles
content, opinions and views expressed on this site are from members of the
volunteer led network, Museum Detox.
We accept we have a responsibility with our personal views expressed via Museum Detox.