Global Grace Project
We’ve worked closely with Dr Nirmal Puwar and Dr Siobhán McGuirk on their strand of the Global Grace Project since Space Invaders began. Our name is from Nirmal’s book, Space Invaders: race, gender and bodies out of place.
Nirmal and Siobhan’s work with women leaders in museums underlines why feminist intervention in the heritage sector is so necessary. Catch them at our events, sharing experiences and inequalities in the sector. Or at their exhibition later this year.
Museum Detox is a network for people of colour who work in museums, galleries, libraries, archives, and the heritage sector. It was founded by our steering committee member Sara Wajid. Museum Detox champions fair representation and the inclusion of cultural, intellectual, and creative contributions from people of colour.
We were super pleased to have Museum Detox members speak to our mentor group and join our Space Exchange mentorship programme (link opens on Museum as Muck website).
Museum as Muck
Museum as Muck was founded in 2018 as a response to the lack of working class people in museum, gallery and heritage organisations. Beginning as an informal community providing support and solidarity for working class museum professionals, it’s now a formal network with over 800 Muckers spread across the UK and Ireland.
Some fab Museum as Muck members helped shape, and are taking part in, our Space Exchange mentorship programme (link opens on Museum as Muck website).
Women Leaders in Museums Network (WLMN)
The Women Leaders in Museums Network is made up of women who are directors or heads of service in the UK museum and heritage sector. They set up the Confidence Choice Connections (CCC) programme that Space Invaders grew out of and participated in our Space Exchange mentorship programme (link opens on Museum as Muck website).
Confidence Choice Connections (CCC) programme and networks
The WLMN secured funding for Confidence Choice Connections in 2015. Its aim was to share the benefits WLMN members have received with a wider group of women leaders.
Five new networks were created from the CCC programme and given funding to support them to establish themselves after it finished. Museum Space Invaders grew out of one of these networks.
SHIFT is a group for women who are no longer in the WLMN, either because they’ve changed roles, retired or are freelance. We had the great pleasure to work closely with SHIFT on Space Exchange mentorship programme (link opens on Museum as Muck website).