MuseumWIDE is a new training and grants programme that will help museums in the south east on their journey to be more Welcoming, Inclusive, Diverse and Equitable.  

We are working with specialist consultant in equity, diversity and inclusion Isilda Almeida to develop a new equality policy and action plan for South East Museum Development, and roll out a series of training sessions to support the learning journeys of museums in the south east region.

A small grants programme will also support the work of museums in becoming more equitable and inclusive, which we plan to launch in the autumn of 2021. You can find out more on our small grants page here later in the year.


Our first two training events will be held in summer 2021, and you can sign up below:

  • The Business Case for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, 26 July 2-4pm. Find out more.
  • Changing Perceptions of the Roles of Museums in Interpreting History, 30 July 2-4pm. Find out more.


Consultant Profile

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My name is Isilda Almeida and I am a passionate advocate for Cultural Inclusion. I have worked in the heritage and cultural sectors for nearly 20 years and am currently an Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Consultant. I am also a PhD student researching the use of drone technology for engaging audiences with heritage experiences, objects and sites.

The programme I am working on with SEMD launched in July 2021 with two introductory sessions:  The Business Case for Diversity and Changing Perceptions: the museum’s role in interpreting history.

Please do get in touch with the SEMD team if you’d like to know more at



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