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Talk: Power Of Diverse Community Engagement

19 April 2023, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Join the Museum of Cambridge for a talk by Elma Glasgow, founder of Aspire Black Suffolk, exploring the power behind diverse community engagement.

Photo credit: Megan Wilson

Engaging communities from diverse backgrounds is essential for museums to be able to tell authentic and compelling historical stories.

Increasingly, the public want to see truths which have been formerly hidden. Only by giving communities the space to contribute to collections and exhibitions, can the stories be told authentically.

Elma talks about this progressive practice and shares stories and lessons from her work with the pioneering Power of Stories exhibition.

Elma Glasgow

Elma Glasgow is the founder of the award-winning community interest company, Aspire Black Suffolk, which was born out of the highly acclaimed and multi-award-winning Power of Stories exhibition by Ipswich Museums in 2021.

Also the winner of the Museums Association’s Museums Change Lives ‘Radical Changemaker’ award, Elma works on community engagement, inclusive marketing and delivers workshops and training alongside her co-directors.


You can also read about our accessibility information on our website. If you’d like to chat through any accessibility requirements, don’t hesitate to give us a call on 01223 355159 or email annie.davis@museumofcambridge.org.uk. Event attendees with additional needs are welcome to bring a supporter or carer who will be admitted to the event free of charge. 

Getting Here

We are in the centre of Cambridge. You’ll find us at the corner of Castle Street and Northampton Street. We are right beside Kettle’s Yard and only a 15-minute walk from King’s College.

You can park your bike at the bike parks on Bridge Street or on Northampton Street. There is a bus stop on Bridge Street. Check out the Stagecoach website to plan your journey to and from the Museum. Find out more about how to get here by train, bike, bus, car or on foot on our website.


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Talk: Power Of Diverse Community Engagement


19 April 2023
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Museum of Cambridge
01223 355159


Enid Porter Room, Museum of Cambridge
2-3 Castle Street
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB3 0AQ United Kingdom
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