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Talk Online | Re-Imagining Museums as Caring Places

Online | Re-Imagining Museums as Caring Places

Synopsis

Kairos Women+, Who Cares? Scotland and Paisley Museum are hosting a session exploring collaboration as part of the transformative Paisley Museum Re-Imagined project. The session will address:

  • The value of active and creative involvement and collaboration;
  • How basic human actions like love and care lead to meaningful involvement and change;
  • Committing to investing in communities;
  • The need for relationships to transcend beyond the walls of museums.

This ‘in conversation’ presentation will discuss the journey Paisley Museum is taking as it looks to re-imagine itself through meaningful involvement, and asks what commitments the museum need to be making to communities.

In conversation with Kairos Women+ and Who Cares? Scotland, the Paisley Museum team will discuss the process of making meaningful change, and why it is important to see yourself in heritage and to engage with groups who ‘would not normally go to a museum’.

Kairos Women+ is a community-led women’s space for all women and non-binary people. They draw on the strengths of their community to encourage growth and make change together. Kairos Women+ believe in the power of collaboration, bringing women and non-binary people together to influence their community as active and engaged citizens.

Who Cares? Scotland is a national charity whose vision is for a lifetime of equality, respect and love for Care Experienced people. Who Cares? Scotland provides independent advocacy to Care Experienced people and creates opportunities for Care Experienced people to come together to develop a sense of belonging and use their voice to influence change. Who Cares? Scotland is a membership organisation, with over 2,500 Care Experienced members of all ages.

Paisley Museum Re-Imagined is a major capital project to transform Paisley Museum into a world-class destination at the heart of life in the town.

INFORMATION FOR ATTENDEES

This event is free to attend and open to anyone working in the UK cultural heritage sector: from museum professionals, representatives of sector bodies, community partner organisations and freelance practitioners, to artists, students, volunteers, funders, academics and early-career scholars. We also particularly encourage emerging museum practitioners to take part. 

We plan to release a recording of the session online after the event.

This event will have live subtitles provided by Stagetext, delivered by MyClearText.

Event details

Tue 27 Apr 2021, 2:00pm

Live subtitles (remote) by Stagetext

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Venue details

British Museum
BP Lecture Theatre
Great Russell Street
London
WC1B 3DG

Phone: 020 7323 8181

Website: British Museum

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