Building a feminist museum from scratch

Space Invader Mel Strauss catches up with East End Women’s Museum’s Rachel Crossley to talk feminism, leadership and making a museum from scratch.

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Episode 3 of Space Invaders podcast – Building a feminist museum from scratch

Rachel and Mel

Rachel Crossley is the Director and a trustee of the East End Women’s Museum. She is passionate about women’s history, community engagement, and gender equality. Rachel has worked at Arts Council England, Historic Royal Palaces, Museum of London and the V&A. She is on the Development Committee of arts and mental health charity Hospital Rooms and mentors with Arts Emergency. 

Follow Rachel @beingrachel

Melissa Strauss is interested in cultural policy, public engagement, and social justice. She is a Policy Adviser for the National Lottery Heritage Fund, currently focusing on intangible cultural heritage, memories, and young people. Melissa is a Clore Fellow for 2019-20. She is currently supported by the AHRC to research participation in museum decision-making. She has volunteered on projects for refugees and women and sits on a steering group to help develop the East End Women’s Museum in London.

Follow Melissa on Twitter @Mel_Strauss

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Presented by Melissa Strauss :: Produced by Lucy Harland :: Recorded on Zoom during lockdown – so please excuse sound quality!

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Intersectional #Feminists claiming equal space for women (incl trans) + non binary folk in heritage. We want: Equal power and influence, fair conditions, our stories told

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