Disabled People Who Work in Museums

Disabled People Who Work in Museums - Have Your Say

Do you currently work in a Museum but find it difficult to move roles or progress your career? Have you always wanted to work as a Curator or in the Exhibitions team but found barriers along the way? Do you define yourself as D/deaf, disabled or neurodiverse?

We want to hear about your experiences.

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The Accentuate programme is planning a brand new work placement programme called Curating for Change, to enable D/deaf, disabled and neurodiverse people to fulfil their potential in Museums by developing their curatorial skills. We are working with over 20 Museums across England and in 2021/2022 will be offering a series of paid Fellowships for 18 months. Right now we are planning what these placements might look like and we want to hear from people with lived experience of disability about any challenges or barriers you have experienced in wanting to progress a career in Museums.

There are two ways we’d love you to be involved in this consultation:

Zoom workshop Tuesday 3rd or Wednesday 4th November 2020

We will be running two workshops for up to 5 people on 3rd and 4th November from 1.30 – 3.30pm via Zoom. We want to hear about what has prevented you from career progression within a Museum or the sector. Have you found it impossible without all the relevant qualifications to apply for roles, or have you experienced other barriers? We want to hear your experiences. We can offer a small fee of £100 for your involvement in this workshop.

If you would like to take part, please email us with a short description of why you’d like to be involved in this workshop and what your current role is (no need to disclose the institution if you would prefer not to). Please also let us know of any access requirements you might have (e.g BSL or Live Captioning). You can also email or ring us with any questions:

Email: cfc@accentuateuk.org

Tel: 07936 944 077

Deadline: Wednesday 28th October 2020


Online Survey

For those of you who can’t take part in the Zoom events, and as we only have a limited number of places, we will also be running an online survey, as we want to hear from as many of you as possible. It is only a short survey that will take around 10 minutes to complete so we would be very grateful if you could spare the time to follow the link below:



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