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A collaboration between Association of Art Museum Curators Foundation and Art Fund.

When: Wednesday, July 1, 2020
11:00am - 12:15pm ET / 16:00 - 17:15 BST
Where: Zoom Webinar
United States
Contact: Monica Valenzuela

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Beyond Statements: Taking Action

Live Webinar

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM ET

16:00 - 17:15 BST


The Association of Art Museum Curators Foundation and Art Fund are working in partnership to provide a platform to advance the conversation on structural racism by joining together voices in the US and UK to explore how museums can follow up on recent statements of support with tangible actions to address racial diversity, equity, and inclusive environments.


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Sepake Angiama, Artistic Director, Iniva

Sepake Angiama is Artistic Director at Iniva, the institute for international visual arts, which is home to the Stuart Hall Library, a rich resource for a globalised discourse on the curatorial and artistic practice of artists and curators from Latin America, Africa, Asian, Caribbean and the Diaspora. Sepake leads on Iniva’s Future Collect project, a programme which will see the commission of new artworks by British based artists of African and/or Asian descent, accessioned into major public art collections over three years.

Sepake previously held roles as Head of Education at the International Foundation Manifesta, and Head of Education for documenta 14. In 2018 she completed her fellowship with BAK (basis door actual kunst). Sepake Angiama was co-curator of ...and other such stories, the 3rd edition of the Chicago Architecture Biennial.





Monica O. Montgomery, Cultural Consultant + Independent Curator, Museum Hue

Monica O. Montgomery, is an arts and culture innovator using creativity, social justice and narrative as a means of bridging the gap between culture and movements. As an independent curator she uses her platforms to be in service to society, having curated over 40 social justice art and history exhibits at, Brooklyn Museum, Portland Art Museum,  Columbia University, The New School, The National Trust for Historic Preservation and Weeksville Heritage Center and more. She is cofounder and strategic director of Museum Hue a multicultural platform advancing people of color and diversity, equity & inclusion initiatives in arts, culture and museum institutions.




Sandra Shakespeare, Museum and Heritage Consultant; Moderator

Sandra Shakespeare is a Museum and Heritage Consultant currently developing the Black British Museum Project: a museum experience dedicated to black history, art and culture. The project is a testament to the past present and future of black people, their contributions and labour in the making of Great Britain. Sandra holds an MA in Museum and Galleries in Education (Responsive Museums: Inclusion and Outreach in Practice) from UCL, Institute of Education. Fundamental to her work is access to black cultural heritage and its global stories of connections. SSE Creative Leadership is an opportunity to strategically focus on building a robust model for the project; one that ensures resilience and allows for flexibility through tough times.

Her career includes roles at The National Archives developing access to African Caribbean archival collections. Consultancy clients include Courtauld Art Institute, National Trust, Cornwall Museums Partnerships, Victoria and Albert Museum, among others. Museums Association member and Fellowship positions with RSA and Clore 2014/15. International work with the Asiko International Arts School in South Africa, Nigeria, Mozambique and Ethiopia.  2014 Sandra became a co-founder and member of Museum Detox - a growing diverse heritage network with members in the UK and allies from around the world.  



Sara Wajid, Head of Museum Engagement, Museum of London and Founding member, Museum Detox

Sara Wajid, is Head of Engagement at Museum of London working on the development of the new museum. As a recipient of the Arts Council ‘Change Maker’ award to promote diverse arts leaders, she spent a year as Head of Interpretation at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. Before working in museums, she was a cultural commentator and journalist. She is a trustee of the Pitt Rivers Museum and the founder of Museum Detox network of BAME museum workers. Sara Wajid spoke at MuseumNext in Rotterdam and London. You can watch a film of her speaking here.





Photo of Sepake Angiama courtesy of Anjali Pinto.


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