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 21st century audiences we all serve. We embrace a core ethos of solidarity and empowerment to all BAME workers and have now formed close links to the U.S. collective of social justice activists’ network, Museum Hue.
Building a movement
Following the huge success of our network, Museum Detox has evolved both in terms of our reach and the work we deliver across the sector.
As our network grows with an exciting chapter now firmly established in the West Midlands, we decided to take the plunge and work with NEON Orgbuilders. This is purely to formalise our structure a little, and to make the transition from voluntary grass roots to a working organisation.
Increasing our offer to BAME museum workers
We’ll still run as an independent body. This partnership means we can increase our offer to the support of BAME workers across the sector, maintain our presence, and sustain the development of our network. You can read a little about NEON here.
Through NEON, we have access the super expert brains of Clore Social Leadership board member and former Stonewall director, Caroline Ellis.