Fighting for Change

“Filled with intelligence and stark precision.”
The words used in a review of one of our titles.
We know what that reviewer meant.
There are some essays that stand out from their context,
beyond the theme of the book they're in.
And by their originality, clarity - even bravery
- they demand to be reread. Restudied.
The chapters brought together in this special volume are those essays. 

Scattered through our books on diverse topics over the past ten years, they're collected together in this new book for the first time. We hope their influence and – yes – intelligence will help guide and inspire you as you fight to help museums contribute to the change which our society needs. 

Contributors include:

• Guy Atkins | Artist-researcher, Writer and Dramaturg, London
Mathew Britten | Manager, Bury Transport Museum
Kaywin Feldman | Director,  National Gallery of Art, Washington DC
Helen Graham | Centre for Critical Studies in Museums, University of Leeds
Kerry Grist | Collections Assistant, Science Museum Group, London
Stefanie Jandl | Writer and Independent Museum Professional
Jaclyn J Kelly | Executive Director, Wisconsin Labor History Society
Adrian Kerr | Curator, Museum of Free Derry
Bernadette Lynch | Founder, Soldarity in Action Network
Mark Teh | Performance Director, Curator and Researcher, Singapore
Emily Turner | Museum Educator, Seattle
Georgina Young | Museum Curator and Leader, London 

    1. Museums Tied up in Knots
    2. Museums Are Not Representative (And This is A Good Thing for    Participation)
    3. Save our Placards!
    4. Tough Love: Museum Salaries and the Working Class
    5. A Promise to the Workers
    6. What’s Going On in this Picture: Museum Education as Undervalued Labour
    7. Guerrillas in our Midst: A Museum Director’s Appeal for a New Feminist Agenda
    8. Sitting on the Fence: What’s the Point?
    9. OMG We Won! The New Museum Union

    Fighting for Change: A Reader for Museums, Galleries and Heritage
    Pages 196
    Illustrations 27
    Size 216 x 140 mm
    Publication August 2023
    Edition £25 [paperback] | £18 [eBook]
    ISBN 978-1-912528-39-4 [paperback]

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