Museums Association Conference 2022

Activity: Participating in or organising event(s)Participating in a conference, workshop, exhibition, performance, inquiry, course etc


Dr Sadia Habib, alongside Glasgow Museums Our Shared Cultural Heritage Coordinator Shahana Khaliq-Lyon, and young people from the Glasgow Changemakers and the Manchester Museum Young Collective led on a panel of presentations and discussion about their respective museum education projects. The OSCH coordinators facilitated a Q&A with the young people to explore their experiences of the projects; the achievements, the challenges, and how they feel about the future of museums.

The Changemakers talked about their role in advocating decolonisation and critiquing museums and heritage displays, specifically their intervention work in Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, as well as their Museum Test which they will share across the museums sector, as well as influencing the 10 year Scottish museums strategy and the formal Empire, Slavery and Scotland’s Museums recommendations presented to the Scottish Government by Museums Galleries Scotland.

The Manchester Museum Young Collective shared the anti-racist and decolonising work they have been doing including exploring identities and belongings, changing museum recruitment practices, co-curating the new South Asia Gallery, and contributing to academic research and policymaking on contested public heritage (Whose Statues? Whose Stories?)
Period4 Nov 2022
Event typeConference
LocationEdinburgh, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionNational


  • museum education
  • decolonisation
  • anti-racism
  • culture
  • museums
  • belonging