Webinars

Our webinars are free of charge and everyone is welcome to join in. We invite international museum experts to give talks about current museum topics, challenges and approaches.

Next Webinar

  • Trans-Inclusive Culture: Guidance on advancing trans inclusion for museums, galleries, archives and heritage organisations
  • Facilitated by E-J Scott, Suzanne MacLeod, Richard Sandell of the University of Leicester’s Research Centre for Museums and Galleries (RCMG)
  • 10 September 2024 from 11:00-12:00 CEST
  • Free of charge, but registration is mandatory.

In the context of growing uncertainty and anxiety surrounding trans inclusion, the University of Leicester’s Research Centre for Museums and Galleries (RCMG) – working with a team of legal scholars and experts in inclusion, equality and ethics – has developed a comprehensive guidance (Trans-Inclusive Culture: Guidance on advancing trans inclusion for museums, galleries, archives and heritage organisations) to bring clarity, common sense, pragmatism and ethics to a debate that is too often distorted by misinformed, highly charged and polarised viewpoints.

The NEMO Webinar, led by members of the University of Leicester’s RCMG team, introduces the guidance, explains how it can be used and answers any questions from attendees. The guidance is intended primarily for anyone working with or in museums, galleries, archives and heritage.

Although developed within the UK legal context, at the heart of the guidance is a comprehensive ethical framework that can be used and adapted by cultural organisations across the international cultural landscape and has received the backing of a number of international museum agencies.  It explains how organisations can:

  • Develop trans-inclusive displays, events and public programming
  • Generate a trans-inclusive organisational culture
  • Provide a warm welcome to (and ensure the safety of) trans visitors
  • Work with trans communities to advance trans inclusion

Webinar attendees are encouraged to bring to the session any queries or challenges relating to trans inclusion that they are currently working on.

Participation in the NEMO Webinar  is free of charge, but registration is mandatory. The webinar is limited to 200 participants on a first come, first serve basis.

Meet the speakers

E-J Scott

E-J Scott is a curator, cultural producer and academic whose practice focusses on enabling communities who may traditionally have been marginalised in museums to recentre their histories via interventive participatory practice. E-J is a Senior Lecturer on the BA (Hons) Culture, Criticism and Curation at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London. They founded the Museum of Transology in 2014, now the largest collection of material culture representing trans lives in the world (Bishopsgate Institute, London). E-J’s work embraces the belief that co-curation can drive positive social change by offering communities an enhanced sense of belonging.

Suzanne MacLeod

Suzanne MacLeod is Professor of Museum Studies at the University of Leicester and co-director of the Research Centre for Museums and Galleries. She has published widely around museum architecture and design and has a particular interest in design forms and processes and how they might be harnessed towards positive social and organisational impacts by progressive museums. Previous publications include: Museums and Design for Creative Lives; Reshaping Museum Space; Museum Making (with Jonathan Hale and Laura Hanks); and Museum Architecture: A New Biography.

Richard Sandell

Richard Sandell is Professor of Museum Studies at the University of Leicester and co-director of the Research Centre for Museums and Galleries. His research and practice, carried out in collaboration with museums, galleries and heritage organisations, explores the potential that museums might play in supporting human rights, social justice and equality. His most recent books include - Museums, Moralities and Human Rights (2017) and Museum Activism (with Robert R. Janes) (2019), winner of the Canadian Museums Association’s award for Outstanding Achievement for Research in the Cultural Heritage Sector.

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