The Museum as a Space of Social Care – 1 July 2021

Dr Nuala Morse’s new book The Museum as a Space of Social Care explores how the notion of care - as practice and as ethics - can open up new directions for the museum.

The book engages with the growing focus on community participation in museum activities, notably in the areas of health and wellbeing activities and community-led exhibitions. It examines the logic of care that underpins this practice, how this work is operationalised and valued in the museum, and the institutional barriers to this practice.

The Research Centre for Museums and Galleries at the University of Leicester is hosting a virtual book launch to bring together the author in conversation with panellists to explore the ideas and issues raised in the book.

Panellist will include:

  • Zoë Brown, who was the manager of the Outreach team at Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums, UK, the main case study in the book
  • Professor Piotr Bienkowski, a consultant, and Emeritus Professor of Archaeology and Museology at the University of Manchester, expert in community-focused organisational change in museum
  • Lucy Shaw, the Head of Partnerships and Programmes at Oxford University Gardens, Libraries and Museums, an organisation that is developing culture-led approaches to care provision
  • Thanh Sinden, consultant, chair of Museum Detox and board member for the Culture Health and Wellbeing Alliance

The Session will be chaired by Professor Richard Sandell, Co-Director Research Centre for Museums and Galleries

Find out more information and register to attend