Dear friends,
We hope you are all well and healthy!

As we move into the heart of summer, the CoMuseum team is not slowing down, it is speeding up, preparing for our digital and physical events in the Fall and Winter of 2020.

We are excited to share with you the new identity of the CoMuseum International Conference, highlighting the key themes of our mission – building a strong community that will come together to share knowledge and ideas, in order to co-design a culture-centred future for our societies. You can catch our new logo and visual identity in all our social media.

We would like to thank all of you who joined the recent virtual talk of Dr. Tom Fleming on “The Museum as an Innovator.” For those of you that missed it, you can find the link below. The questions and comments received during and after the discussion will help us shape and narrow the focus of our upcoming conference, planned for December 2-4, 2020. In the lead-up to the conference, we are planning a series of talks on Leadership in the cultural field. Stay tuned for more details at the end of August, and feel free to send us any questions you would like to see addressed on this topic:

In the meantime, we are happy to propose a new way to stay connected and continue our collaboration with all of you, our CoMuseum community. The vision of the CoMuseum International Conference is to serve as a physical and virtual interaction platform for museum and cultural professionals. Towards that goal, we would like to invite you to make a friendly take-over of our CoMuseum Instagram account, and use it as a platform to share the work that your museum or cultural institution does.  For the next few weeks and until the end of August, we are excited to offer our Instagram account for a 3-day period to some of your organizations, in order to feature your current activities, future programs, the history of your institution, profiles of your team and communities, or any other ideas you may have. If you are interested, please see details below.

We would like to wish all of you a Happy Summer!

The CoMuseum Team


  • On June 30, the international conference CoMuseum organised its first webinar entitled “The Museum as an Innovator – a Platform, Space and Catalyst for Social and Cultural Development” with international creative consultant Dr Tom Fleming. The discussion on the redefinition of the role of Museums nowadays was coordinated by Dr Sophia Handaka. You can watch the webinar on the CoMuseum’s YouTube channel here.
  • The CoMuseum Instagram Take Over and Open Call: We invite you to take over our Instagram account and share your organisation’s news or program for 3 days in August! For the guidelines and the participation form, please click here.


Organisations in the UK doing good work to champion equality and promote the work of British-born and British-based visual artists of African and Asian descent:

  • Museum Detox are consistent champions of fair representation and inclusion of BAME cultural, intellectual and creative contributions in the Museums sector. Check out their Twitter feed @museum_detox for their recommendations on how cultural organisations should act in future.
  • Iniva (the Institute of International Visual Art) houses The Stuart Hall Library and is an essential research and critical resource for artists, curators and students.
  • Autograph works specifically with artists who use photography and film to explore identity, representation, human rights and social justice.
  • Black British Visual Artists a directory of UK based black British artists available to share skills and work on new projects.
  • Black Cultural Archives is dedicated to collecting, preserving and celebrating the histories of African and Caribbean people in Britain.
  • International Curators Forum an organisation addressing professional development and cultural diversity along with curating exhibitions and events centred on diasporic culture in a global context.
  • UK Black Creatives Database not an organisation, but a spreadsheet created by Indiana Lawrence of black creatives in the UK.

The American Alliance of Museums offers resources on social justice, reinventing museums after the pandemic, and reopening museums in a “don’t touch” environment:

  • Racism, Unrest, and the Role of the Museum Field   
  • Reinventing Museums: Pandemic Disruption as an Opportunity for Change
  • Staying in Touch: Addressing Concerns to Allow Tactile Exploration at Museums 
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