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Book now for members-only webinar on Tues 19 January, 08:30 – 09:30 GMT

A Meeting Place: Online Global Discussions for Museum and Gallery Professionals

Join British Council in partnership with ICOM UK and Museums Association for a new series of online conversations for museum and gallery professionals in the UK and around the world to connect and share experiences in the current context of Covid-19.  This series of online conversations is only open to members of ICOM UK, Museums Association, and British Council international partners.


Decolonisation: Moving Towards a More Holistic Perspective and Relational Approach 

We are pleased to continue our series with a session titled Decolonisation: Moving Towards a More Holistic Perspective and Relational Approach. 

ICOM UK members received an email (via Mailchimp) last week with the link to register.  If you did not receive the email, please check your spam and junk folders.  Another email with the booking link will be sent directly to ICOM UK members later this week.  If you don’t receive the email, please contact us at and we will send you the link.

This event is hosted by Tonya Nelson, Director, London, Arts Council England, and Chair of ICOM UK, who will be in conversation with:

  • Miranda Lowe, Principal Curator, Natural History Museum, UK; Co-Founder, Museum Detox
  • Rachael Minott, Freelance Practitioner, UK
  • Professor Shahid Vawda, Archie Mafeje Chair in Critical Humanities and Decoloniality Director of School of African and Gender Studies, Anthropology and Linguistics, University of Cape Town, South Africa
  • Peter White, Senior Manager, Aboriginal Strategy and Engagement at Create NSW, Australia.
This discussion will be followed by an audience Q and A with questions submitted in advance. Email your questions for the panel to before 15 January.
Together, the panellists will explore the following:
“In the past, the decolonisation debate within museums was dominated by questions of restitution of artefacts to countries of origin. However, as the conversation has expanded to consider how museums reflect the voices and experiences of a diverse range of audiences and communities, approaches have become less transactional. This session will explore the process of decolonisation through relationship building between countries, institutions, communities and people far and near.”This discussion will be followed by an audience Q&A.
This session will have Closed Captioning and a British Sign Language interpreter. The session will also be recorded and a full transcript available following the event at
Live captioning: Claire Hill, speech-to-text reporter

British Sign Language: Catherine King, interpreter (BSL/English)Please contact if you have any access requirements or other queries.