We are delighted to announce a fantastic internship opportunity through the Scottish Graduate School for Arts & Humanities (SGSAH). The internship will focus on charting the (recent) historical impact and scoping the potential of feminist agency in addressing structural inequalities in the museums sector.
To apply, you must be registered as a PhD researcher at a SGSAH member Higher Education Institute and you must be in 2nd or early in your 3rd year.
The museums sector is a critical point. Decades of work researching and identifying barriers to accessing museums and developing ‘widened access’ approaches has arguably done little to shift ‘hearts and minds’ within the sector. Attempts to embed Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at the heart of museums (a requirement of publically funded organisations) has been critiqued as frequently resulting at best in ‘participation lite’.
It is timely to audit the impact of feminist approaches that both inform and go beyond ‘tick box’ EDI in the sector and to explore the potential for rigorous feminist intersectional strategies to enable a sea change in equalities in the sector. What has been achieved? What does the model of GWL contribute and what could be done to bring about meaningful change?
For more information and for details of how to apply, visit the SGSAH website.