Hallmarks at Home – From language to practice: working ethically with global communities and collections

The session

This participatory session offers space to look at how we can use collections ethically, to build better relationships with global majority* communities. This session would be especially useful if you’re thinking of making an application to AIM’s Tackling Inequalities Hallmark grants.

Participants will:

  • learn how the Ahmed Iqbal Ullah RACE Centre & Education Trust’s ethics and values are implemented through their collections-based work;
  • discuss the principles of ethical engagement work;
  • share their own practices and experiences;
  • and reflect on how we can ensure our work is ethical and respectful of global majority communities.

While the session focusses on working with global majority communities, participants will find much that they can apply to work with other communities.

*by global majority, we mean communities whose roots are in Africa, the Caribbean, Latin-America, and Asia, as well as indigenous people in Europe, Australasia and North America. We use this term, where appropriate, as an alternative to BAME. Where we can, we name specific communities rather than use a collective term. 

Free session for AIM members.

Your hosts

The Ahmed Iqbal Ullah RACE Centre and Education Trust is a specialist archive and library based in Manchester. Its collections focus on ethnicity, migration, anti-racist struggles and the experiences of global majority communities in Greater Manchester. It is a centre of excellence for community-led and oral history work.

The session will be delivered by Maya Sharma, Collections Engagement Officer, and Jo Robson, Archivist.

Jo is a highly skilled archivist who, throughout her career, has put an emphasis on working with communities to document their histories in their own words.

Maya joined the organisation in 2020 as Collections Engagement Officer. Prior to this she worked for The Audience Agency as a Learning & Participation Consultant, and the National Lottery Heritage Fund as a Development Officer. She has a long record of working in and with community organisations and the voluntary sector. As a result, Maya has in-depth understanding of how communities and their organisations work as well as the heritage sector.

Book your free place

11am – 12.30pm Wednesday 12 January.

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Please note, this event has been rearranged from Wednesday 17 November. If you had a booking for 17 November, you’ve automatically got a place for 12 January so don’t need to book again. And if you can’t make it, please do let us know by emailing info@aim-museums.co.uk.

AIM Tackling Inequalities Hallmark grants

Grants of up to £10,000 are available to support projects addressing AIM’s new Tackling Inequality Hallmark. The closing date for this round of Hallmarks grants will be 31 January 2022. Grants will be made by the end of February. The grants are funded by Arts Council England, through AIM’s National Portfolio Organisation funding.

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