MoH is delighted to be named as a recipient for the Activist Museum Award, given annually by the Research Centre for Museums and Galleries (RCMG), in the School of Museum Studies at the University of Leicester. We are in esteemed company with Fast Familiar, Jean Campbell, and People’s History Museum all receiving an award this year.
The Activist Museum Award is for an individual or group working in/with museums to support the research and development of an activist project that reflects the ideas presented by Robert Janes and Richard Sandell in their recent book, Museum Activism (2019). Museum activism refers to,‘museum practice, shaped out of ethically – informed values, that is intended to bring about political, social and environmental change.’
What we’ll do with the award
The award will enable us to continue our anti-racist work in 2022. Continuing our work with Project Fortify, will host “Leave our Neighbours Alone – how to beat the hostile environment” which will comprise two days of solidarity space in Glasgow and London that highlight, celebrate and connect the work of individuals, campaigners, communities and lawyers in challenging and winning against hate. The spaces will also map the direct relationship between populism, government policy and everyday racism, presenting research carried out by MoH through 2021. The key aim of this project is to bring people together and create a sense of solidarity and hope with the events programme.
Watch this space for more announcements and thanks for your continued support of what we do.