Museum-iD magazine, Issue 25


Museum-iD is a biannual magazine for museum workers. It explores the ideas shaping the future of museums with a progressive attitude and international outlook. Founded in 2009, the magazine is known for world-class contributors, in-depth features and high production values.



“Museum-iD magazine has energy. Like a great museum, it wakes me up, tells me stuff I didn’t know and surprises me. I feel better-informed and more hopeful for the future of museums after reading an issue” — Sara Wajid, Co-CEO, Birmingham Museum Trust

Issue 25 contents:

The Brutish Museums
Dan Hicks calls for western museums to wash their hands of colonial blood. This major new book reframes the current global dialogue about cultural restitution and repatriation

Museum Ideas Courses and Events
The 2022 season of Museum Ideas workshops, study days and conference is designed for museum workers looking for actionable advice and inspiring ideas they can use in their own work

MuseumFutures Africa: Creating New Possibilities in African Museology
Sophia Sanan on the pan-African project which makes clear African museum workers and stakeholders are best placed to define, map out and create cultural change

#FutureMuseum Project
Looking to the future of museums with Boubacar Diallo, National Museum of Guinea; Alvin Tan, National Heritage Board, Singapore; and Katy Ashton, People’s History Museum, Manchester

The Museum of Making
With a fully equipped workshop, specialist staff, and co-working spaces, Derby Silk Mill, site of the world’s first modern factory, has been remade as a new museum and makerspace

Taking A Stand Against Neutrality
Kayleigh Bryant-Greenwell on why social justice is vital in defining the 21st century museum and argues repealing the myth of innocence within museums reveals opportunities to engage

Trust in Co-production: Equal Partnerships for Social Justice
Thomas Procter-Legg and Miranda Millward on building an equal partnership between a school for children with cognition and learning needs and Oxford University’s museums

Feel Your Way: Emotion, Power and Empathy in the Archive
Nina Finigan on how centering emotion acts as a catalyst to critique power and the myth of neutrality, and why it is essential to developing inclusive and self-reflexive archives

Being Human: Disrupting the Medical Gaze in the Museum
Kate Forde and Clare Barlow on the collaborative process of developing a gallery that explores our relationship with ourselves and each other and sets lived experience at its heart

Transforming Museum Experience
New toolkit with ideas and advice on how to create transformative museum experiences