Creativity and diversity: Creating the museum of colour

Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery Exeter, Queen St, EX43RX


Wednesday 06 November 2019
7 pm
Admission Fee: £5

Samenua Sesher OBE is the founder of Museum of Colour, a coach and a culture management consultant. She will talk about the role of museum collections in linking the local with the global, her experiences of setting up the Museum of Colour, and some of the challenges and delights she has encountered on the way.

The Museum of Colour is a digital platform that celebrates the contribution made by People of Colour to the UK’s creative industries. The name Museum of Colour offers a ‘double entendre’. As well as reflecting the contribution of people of colour, more importantly it provides a reminder of the primary definition of colour: a sensory experience that aids perception and variety. The project is people-centred and explores the work, the perspectives and everyday lives of creative individuals who have made their mark during a time when skin colour is a loaded, contested and emotional subject.

Samenua started her career in theatre and has worked with Nottingham Playhouse, the National Theatre and Ambassadors Theatre Group. She has also worked in television, community arts and heritage. At Arts Council England she was the director of decibel the £3m, five-year, cross-artform diversity programme. Samenua has contributed to national cultural policy and set up and ran London local authority Kensington and Chelsea’s culture service. Samenua also sits on an adoption panel and is a faculty member of Oxford Cultural Leaders. She was a 2008/09 Clore Fellow and was awarded an OBE for Services to the Arts in December 2017.

Tickets are available online or from the Royal Albert Memorial Museum reception in person or by phone using a credit or debit card on 01392 265858 during opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 5pm.


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