10.15-10.30: Welcome and Introduction by Jass Thethi
10.30am-11.30am: Nathan ‘Mudyi’ Sentance – Truth-telling and community collaboration followed by Q&A.
This talk will discuss the development of the Unsettled exhibition at the Australian Museum, a First Nations-led exhibition created in response to the 250th anniversary of James Cook coming to the east coast of Australia. It will discuss work the First Nations curators did to ensure the exhibition was First Nations-led and that First Nations Peoples and stories are centred and how extensive collaboration with First Nations communities decolonised the exhibition process.
About Nathan: Nathan “mudyi” Sentance is a Wiradjuri librarian and museum educator who grew up on Darkinjung Country. Nathan currently works at the Australian Museum as the Digital Program manager and writes about critical librarianship and critical museology from a First Nations perspective. His writing has been published in the Guardian, Cordite Poetry, the Lifted Brow and Sydney Review of Books and on own his own blog The Archival Decolonist.
11.45am-12.15: Kit Heyam – Museums as trans-inclusive spaces: what it means and why it matters (via pre-recorded video)
Dr Kit Heyam is a queer trans academic, activist and trainer. As a researcher, their interests concern transgressive gendered and sexual experiences in early modern culture: they have previously worked with the V&A Museum on the project ‘Gendering Interpretations’ and produced a blueprint for curating trans possibility in museums. As an activist, they work to uncover LGBT histories and make them visible to the public: they are a former Lead Coordinator of the York LGBT History Month charity, have worked as a researcher and content creator for West Yorkshire Queer Stories, and coordinate the DIY Rainbow Plaques project.
12.45-1.45: Museum Detox Panel – Lived Experience in the #GLAM sector
Three Museum Detox Members discuss their experiences of working in the sector followed by a 30 minute Q&A
2.00pm-4.00pm: Result CIC – Learning to implement what we have learned
Result CIC Directors will draw together the themes of the day in a participative group coaching approach. They will support participants to:
- Reflect on their current roles and how they may wish to change and develop these within their organisations over the coming 12 months.
- Compare experiences with other participants from across the sector.
- Set a shared agenda for changes you as a conference group wish to see.
- Decide personal action points for the year ahead.
This will be an interactive session using group discussions of participants’ experiences. There will be the option of quieter space for these conversations in smaller groups (or pairs) if required
About Result CIC:
Result CIC is a Salford-based social enterprise. Its Directors and associates have lived intersectional experiences of disability, being BAME, LGBT and an immigrant to the UK. They draw on this experience to provide coaching and training to people who feel marginalised. It empowers participants to be more confident in their differences and to become positive role models to others. They also work with managers and leaders to boost their inclusion practices through greater personal awareness. Result CIC’s clients include Cabinet Office, the University of Manchester, BBC North, Manchester Health Care and Commissioning, Liverpool John Moores University, Manchester Deaf Centre, DaDaFest (Deaf and Disability Arts), Manchester Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Centre and RECLAIM project.
Find out more about them here: http://www.resultcic.com/people/