Resource category: Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

South West Museum Development Programme

Case Study – Engaging New Audiences and Volunteers through Handling Sessions at Clifton Suspension Bridge

This case study describes a pilot project funded by a Small Grant, to trial pop-up history handling sessions and to better understand the profile and preferences of visitors and non-visitors. 

Case Study – Discovering and Reconnecting Beckford’s Tower and Landscape 

This case study describes a pilot project that Beckford’s Tower, carried out with an award of Small Grant funding from South West Museum Development to increase the inclusivity and relevance of their programming.

Case Study – Bath’s Underground History Unlocked by Volunteers

A case study on increasing volunteer numbers at the Museum of Bath Stone, through a specialist programme including a range of volunteer roles.

Introduction to safeguarding in museums

A resource designed to help you to understand why safeguarding matters for museums and what your overall responsibilities as a museum are.

Volunteer expression of interest template with diversity monitoring

A sample diversity monitoring survey that you might ask new volunteers to complete to help you to monitor the diversity of your workforce. 

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Roadmap

The Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Roadmap can be used to take an organisation-wide approach to change and placing Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at the heart of what museums do

Audiences: Equity and inclusion for museums

A guide from Museum Development UK and the Association of Independent Museums, with introductory resources on equity and inclusion.