|14 Dec 2022||16:15-17:45 (GMT)||Online|
An online public event at the Cambridge Cultural Heritage Data School convened by the (Anti) Colonial Archives Working Group
Developing inclusive terminology for the purpose of creating catalogues and archival descriptions is a major challenge for cultural heritage professionals. Standardisation of categories and labels for collections is an essential part of rendering their contents visible, but at the same time can mean that offensive or discriminatory language becomes institutionalised and resistant to challenge. Yet simply changing terminology to reflect principles of equality, diversity and inclusion does not solve the problem for memory institutions which also must continue to provide access to historical language.
This round-table will bring together practitioners from a range of cultural heritage institutions in the UK and beyond to share experiences of developing glossaries and inclusive terminology guidelines, resources and working groups.