Call for research proposals for NEMO report on LGBTQIA inclusive practices in museums

© SOPA Images Limited / Alamy Stock Foto Two people, photogrtaphed from bird perspective, walk over a huge LGBTQ flat that has been attached to the floor.

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NEMO invites proposals for research projects aimed at advancing LGBTQIA+ inclusive practices within European museums. This call seeks to address challenges faced by museum professionals while promoting equity, inclusivity, diversity, and cultural sensitivity. The application deadline has been extended to 20 March 2024.

The results of the research will be presented in a NEMO report published in late 2024. It will include an inventory of existing resources applicable to museums at the European and national level addressing LGBTQIA+ inclusivity and diversity.

The researcher will also be tasked to identify challenges museum professionals in geographically diverse European states may encounter and develop 10 solutions. Collaborating with NEMO’s network and individuals with lived-experience, the scenarios should serve as practical examples to guide ethical decision-making in museum spaces, supporting the LGBTQIA+ community.

To further help the museum community, the final report will include ethical guideline tailored to museums across Europe. Inspired by the Trans-Inclusive Culture Guidelines (University of Leicester), the guideline should be broadened to encompass a European dimension and reflect the diverse perspectives of the wider LGBTQIA+ community.

  • Find more details about the scope and targets in the call for proposals. While the tasks outlined provide a framework, we welcome proposals that explore related topics or address additional dimensions.
  • Apply by sending a proposal for the research including methodology, timeline and an estimate for your fee until 20 March 2024.
  • The selected researcher will be notified shortly afterwards. The study should be finalised by 26 August 2024.