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Yinka Shonibare MBE in conversation with Professor Paul Gilroy

Wind Sculpture (SG) I stands 23 feet tall at the southeast entrance to New York’s Central Park. Created from fiberglass and painted in rich gold, turquoise and terracotta patterns reminiscent of Dutch wax batik prints, Yinka Shonibare MBE’s monumental sculpture captures the gentle undulating motion of wind. Conjuring up images of fluttering sails gliding over…
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Museum Detox joins the party at the British Museum

I was told that my first Detox was an unconventional one. The usual format is an after hours or behind the scenes tour of an exhibition that is organised specially for the group, followed by drinks and conversation. This time however, Detoxers were meeting at the British Museum to attend a talk by Wayne Modest,…
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Museum Detox goes Global

Following from our blockbuster success at the Rotterdam MuseumNext conference (in March 2017) we’ve gone international! Read on to follow some of our adventures… In September our own Museums Association London Rep Miranda Lowe and Clore Fellow Sandra Shakespeare, went in search of some museum inspiration, courtesy of our friends from Brooklyn based Museum Hue.…
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Museum Detox joins forces with NEON Orgbuilders Programme

Founded in 2014 by a small group of senior BAME museum and heritage professionals Museum Detox is now a collective network of more than 100 BAME workers at major cultural and heritage institutions in the UK. Our network serves as a catalyst towards the recognition, value and respect of a shared cultural agency and the…
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Feeding into the MA report on inclusion

Museum Detoxers fed into an important report on Valuing Diversity: The Case for Inclusive Museums.

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Representing at Museum Next

‘If you really want to make a significant change, start with the language you use.’ So said our Shaz Hussain, Collections Assistant at The Royal Airforce Museum in London at MuseumNext Europe earlier this year. She joined other museum detoxers on a packed programme. Scroll down to find out more. The power of words Shaz…
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