At the 2018 Museums Association conference in Belfast, Museum as Muck devised and produced an intervention asking conference delegates to examine their own class privilege.
We styled this Supermuckers intervention as a supermarket with facilitators wearing nylon tabards as a tongue-in-cheek reference to the minimum wage jobs that many of us have held before (or alongside) our museum careers.
Objects, representing the different barriers and burdens that working class people face, were arranged on supermarket shelves and stimulated some difficult but necessary conversations about class.
We conducted live action research into the class background of delegates, while encouraging them to commit to raising issues about class in their places of work.
We can replicate our Supermuckers event at conferences and workshops of all sizes.
Please contact Museum as Muck if you are interested in working with us.