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Opening Up: Creating Your Own Co-Creation Model — 29 March 2022

Gangalidda and Garawa Senior Elders and men, Her Excellency Vicki Treadell CMG, MVO, British High Commissioner to Australia and the AIATSIS Return of Cultural Heritage team celebrate the return of material in Moungibi (Burketown), December 2019.

Improving access to collections for a wider range of people is increasingly becoming a social, political and economic reality for many museums. As the arts, culture and heritage needs of communities are prioritised, a range of possible strategies and outcomes to support this work have emerged including repatriation, decolonisation and co-creation.

Opening Up: Creating Your Own Co-Creation Model
Study Day, 29 March, Museum of London

In this study day, led by independent Arts and Culture Consultant Stephen Welsh, you will devise your own co-creation model that responds to the needs of communities, collections and modes of collaboration. The workshop will allow you to learn from several case studies about developing and delivering co-creation policies, practice and projects. Working in small groups with a welcoming and informal atmosphere, study day participants will benefit from expert advice, guidance and support coupled with hands-on, practical sessions.

Workshop leader: Workshop leader Stephen Welsh (he/him) is an independent curator, consultant and creative producer with over 15 years’ experience of developing and delivering a diversity of arts, culture and heritage projects. From 2007 until 2020 he was the Curator of Living Cultures and Acting Deputy Head of Collections at Manchester Museum, the University of Manchester. Previously he was Project Curator at the International Slavery Museum, National Museum Liverpool. Since 2016 he has been a North committee member for The National Lottery Heritage Fund and has also sat on committees for the Islamic Art and Material Culture Subject Specialist Network and the Royal Northern College of Music Collection of Historic Instruments. He was recently appointed a trustee at Homotopia, the UK’s longest running LGBTQIA+ arts and culture festival.



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