The Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Education Trust is carrying out a piece of research which will explore the current state of play of Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion work in the heritage sector, with particular reference to race and racism. This work is supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, Museum Development North West, Museum Development Yorkshire, and West Midlands Museum Development.
They are seeking to establish an accurate picture of how the sector, particularly small to medium organisations such as those running many industrial heritage sites, is working on equality, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) issues. Given the increasing requirement for engagement with EDI work by sector funders, this research will be of great interest to all heritage organisations and will provide examples of positive case studies and real, effective, recommendations to improve current practices.
The Trust is keen to hear about the experience of heritage organisations and individuals: what goes well, what needs to be improved, and what you’d like to know more about. They are looking for participants who will have some knowledge of their organisation’s workforce and volunteers; outreach and engagement work; organisational planning and budgets. More background here: https://museumdevelopmentnorthwest.wordpress.com/2021/08/19/survey-equality-diversity-and-inclusion-work-in-the-heritage-sector/
If you would like to take part, please click on this link. The survey closes on 30th September.