13 December – Elevenses, Trans-Inclusive Culture: Guidance on advancing trans-inclusion for museums, galleries, archives and heritage organisations

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In the context of growing uncertainty and anxiety surrounding trans inclusion, the University of Leicester’s Research Centre for Museums and Galleries (RCMG) – working with a team of legal scholars and experts in inclusion, equality and ethics – has developed comprehensive guidance to bring clarity, common sense, pragmatism and ethics to a debate that is too often distorted by misinformed, highly charged and polarised viewpoints.

The guidance – launched on 7 September and free to download is intended primarily for anyone working with or in museums, galleries, archives and heritage. It sets out an ethical framework to support cultural organisations to advance all aspects of trans inclusion. It explains key components of UK law, as well as some of the limitations and complexities of the law.

At the heart of the guidance is a comprehensive ethical framework that can be used and adapted by cultural organisations across the international cultural landscape.  It explains how organisations can:

  • develop trans-inclusive displays, events and public programming
  • generate a trans-inclusive organisational culture
  • provide a warm welcome to (and ensure the safety of) trans visitors
  • work with trans communities to advance trans inclusion

This session, led by members of the RCMG, University of Leicester team, introduces the guidance, explains how it can be used and answers any questions from Museum Development  attendees.  Attendees are encouraged to bring to the session any queries or challenges relating to trans inclusion that they are currently working on.

Everyone who works and volunteers in museums is most welcome, including museum freelancers who want to stay connected.

Please note, you need to book for this session and a link will be sent to you prior to the event.