BAM! Sistahood! Project Seminar

Thursday 23rd April 2015
12.30pm – 4.00pm
The Great Hall, Discovery Museum, Blandford Square, NE1 4JA

Museums and heritage sites have changed radically in the last 10 years in their approach to working with communities, becoming ‘locations where cultural identity can be developed’ as well as ‘central spaces of mutual understanding’. As the UK’s demographic rapidly changes and numerous heritage projects are working to recover and better represent Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and Refugee (BAMER) heritage, this seminar will evaluate and reflect upon how the heritage sector can continue to develop meaningful and sustainable relationships with BAMER communities, particularly those who are most excluded.

The BAM! Sistahood! Project and Tyne and Wear Archives & Museums invite you to a seminar to discuss these matters and workshop ideas that will hopefully inform and improve heritage engagement projects in the future and those currently being developed.

12.30 – 13.00 Registration, Lunch & Networking
13:00 – 13.45 Welcome, Introduction to Seminar & Presentations:

    • Rosie Lewis: Angelou Centre: BAM! Sistahood! Project
    • Kath Boodhai, Outreach Department, Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums
    • Martyn Hudson: Newcastle University, Co-Curate Project
    • Q&A

14.00 – 15.00 Facilitated Table Discussions

    • Just who represents the North East’s Cultural Identity?
    • The changing scope of museums in the age of digital archiving
    • Effectively engaging with diverse heritage
    • Developing and sustaining heritage site and community partnerships

15.00 – 15.15 Coffee break
15.00 – 15.45 Table Feedback
15.45 – 16.00 Summary & Next Steps

All seminar places are free, the venue is fully accessible and lunch will be provided, however all participants will need to register by sending an email to confirm attendance to:

If you require any further information please get in touch. We look forward to seeing you there.


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