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Fiona Slater

Fiona Slater

Head of Access and Equity
Science Museum Group

Fiona joined the Science Museum Group in April 2021, in the newly developed role of Head of Access and Equity, to oversee the Groups public commitment and core value of being ‘Open for All’.  For over 15 years Fiona has worked within Museum and third sector organisations to champion inclusive and accessible practice and is passionate about working collaboratively to create public spaces where we all feel ‘at home’.

Between 2011 – 2018 she played a central role in the development of ‘Unlimited’, a ground-breaking commissioning programme for disabled artists, working in partnership with cultural venues across the UK and internationally. At the British Museum Fiona worked with colleagues at a strategic level to embed Equality and Diversity across working practices and, in response to the altered world of Covid-19 developed a digital accessible events programme during the Museum’s 163 day closure.

MuseumNext Digital Learning Summit
Wednesday, 20 October 2021

An ‘open for all’ approach to digital learning

One of the Science Museum Group’s five core values is to ensure we are ‘Open for All’. This underpins our working practices and is embedded into everything we do. We are committed to ensuring that all people, be they our colleagues or the millions of people who visit our sites or engage with us online, see our museums and sites as places for them. We are informed by science capital research and our Access and Equity Frameworks which identify the barriers to engagement which exist within STEM, help us to challenge inequalities, create content that is accessible, and offer spaces where everyone can feel they belong. How can we apply these principles to an online learning offer, and what does ‘open for all’ digital learning look like?

Find the full schedule here

Fiona Slater