Black and white photograph of local people excavating a dig site

Colonising the past: the case of the Ancient Middle East

Local people employed to excavate the site of Kish, southern Iraq. Such photographs helped to present archaeology as a scientific practice but one that the foreign excavators controlled, helping to reinforce notions of colonial claims to the heritage of the Middle East. Article by Paul Collins, Jaleh Hearn Curator of Ancient Near East In 2018 […]

World Mental Health Day Exhibition

Write up of ‘Along for the Ride’, an art exhibition conceived, created and curated by service users from MIND at The Mill (a mental health charity) to mark World Mental Health Day.


Piloting a Young People’s membership scheme at the Ashmolean Museum.

Creating a culture of inclusion

Write up of a talk by James Brandon, Diversity & Inclusion Manager at Tate that discussed the innovative approaches being taken by Tate to become a truly inclusive organisation.

A Nice Cup of Tea?

A collaborative community arts project to reinterpret the Ceramics Gallery to highlight connections with slavery and to tell the stories of Oxford’s contemporary Afro Caribbean community.