MuseumNext Europe took place in London this week with 550 museum professionals from around the world joining us for three days of inspiration, innovation and networking.
Once again the conference welcomed our friends from Museum Detox, the UK based group of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic museum workers who champion fair representation and inclusion of BAME cultural, intellectual and creative contributions.
Having benefitted from the energy and enthusiasm of Museum Detox when they joined us in Rotterdam last year, we once again provided free tickets to Detoxers to encourage them to join the event.
As well as benefiting from having Museum Detox join us as delegates, we once again welcomed some of the group to the MuseumNext stage to share their ideas.
Sara Wajid who co-founded the group presented with the artist Shaheen Kasmani to share their work together at the Birmingham Museum which saw the institution collaborate with local BAME cultural activists.
This talk was followed by a presentation by Shaz Hussain, who spoke about the emotional labour of fighting white supremacy and colonial legacy within the museum sector.
We were privileged to welcome all the detoxers to MuseumNext London, and want to thank them for welcoming all our delegates to London.