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Our steering group

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Michelle McGrath, Founder

Learning and engagement

Michelle founded the network in June 2018 frustrated at the lack of working class people in the museum sector. She is a leader with superb facilitation skills, a passionate spokesperson for working class people in museums and a changemaker in the sector. After growing up in the capital, she qualified as a teacher before pursuing a career in museum learning over a decade ago and now leads teams to deliver Learning & Engagement programmes. An audience advocate, she has expertise in working with schools, families, young people and SEND groups. She has worked at many sites in London, including the British Museum, Royal Museums Greenwich and the Museum of the Home. Michelle is also a Trustee of the Museums Association.