Jess Turtle has co-founded the UK’s first Museum of Homelessness together with Matt Turtle. The Museum of Homelessness is driven by people who are or have been homeless. MoH was setup five years ago and collects and shares the art, history and culture of homelessness to create social change today. It does this through actively campaigning for change and through its programmes.
As well as developing the Museum of Homelessness, Jess has just finished a part-time role on the Policy and Programmes team at the UK Museums Association and was formerly Chair of Trustees for the Simon Community, a London based homelessness charity. She is also a visiting tutor at the University of Essex and Kings College, London.
At NEMO’s European Museum Conference 2019, Matt and Jess Turtle will join “Panel 1 - SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and communities” together with Tiina Merisalo, Helsinki City Museum, and Jordi Baltà Portolés, UCLG Agenda 21, on Friday 8 August.