1 March 2022

More Uncomfortable Truths open evening

Are you interested in revealing the hidden histories of museums? Would you like to be paid to gain experience working in a museum?

Come along to our open evening to find out more and get involved in our new project…

Building on the successful Uncomfortable Truths project in 2019, More Uncomfortable Truths seeks to uncover the histories behind museum objects at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery – how they were collected, what they represent, and the difficult pasts hidden behind them.

Through a two-week paid project running 20 June – 1 July 2022, you will work alongside museum professionals to explore previously hidden histories and co-produce a display for our front hall revealing these uncomfortable truths for our visitors.

What you’ll gain from being part of More Uncomfortable Truths:

  • a deeper understanding of the colonial heritage of our museum
  • key employability skills needed in the cultural sector
  • an opportunity to contribute to our on-going decolonisation work
  • the real living wage for your work.

The evening will be centred around discussion and group activities, giving you a ‘behind the scenes’ look at our museum and our collections. There will be free refreshments as well as a chance to meet the team and ask questions about the project.

This opportunity is open to both undergraduate and postgraduate students with an interest in decolonising museums. We are particularly keen for young people of colour to participate in the project to explore and address the colonial heritage of our museum and collections.

The event will take place in the front hall, with time spent on both the basement level and second floor. You can find out more about accessibility at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery on our website.

If you require a BSL interpreter, or if you have any questions about accessibility, please email [email protected] by Monday 21 February 2022 and we’ll be happy to help.

Book a ticket for the open evening

Please book a free ticket so we can manage the space and keep the event Covid-safe. Please arrive 15 minutes before the event time to ensure a prompt start.

We ask that you wear a face covering for the duration of your visit, unless you are exempt.

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