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The problem

●  35% of the UK working population is working class

●  Only 21% of the museum workforce is working class (Panic!, 2018)

●  Our live action research also shows that working class people are not spread across diverse roles or departments and are particularly underrepresented in leadership positions (Supermuckers, 2018)

●  '...there is an absence of people of colour and those from working-class origins in museum and gallery occupations...the demographics of visitors to galleries and museums have similar patterns of inequality to those of the workforce.' (Culture is bad for you, 2020)

Without a representative workforce how can your museum serve its communities? Addressing who works in museums leads to long term benefits for audiences, collections and exhibition development.