Diversity and inclusion — open collections from across the world
May 19 · 3 min read
Digitised cultural heritage collections can play an important role in protecting and promoting diversity and inclusion. Explore this selection of material from across the world featuring the cultural heritage of various communities:
1. The collection of National Museum of African American History and Culture via Smithsonian
Placard from March on Washington “WE DEMAND AN END TO POLICE BRUTALITY NOW”, Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Samuel Y. Edgerton, CC0
2. Objects from the Immigration Museum of the State of São Paulo
Xícara de chá. Cerâmica, Magda Leão Píres, Immigration Museum of the State of São Paulo, CC BY-SA
3. The Black Experience in Children’s Books: Selections from Augusta Baker’s Bibliographies from the collection of The New York Public Library
Jasper, the Drummin’ Boy, Margaret Taylor Burroughs, The New York Public Library, public domain
4. Multiculturalism and migration from the collection of Museoviraston Kuvakokoelmat
Chinese people at Sälören, Espoo, in 1916, Fredrik Wilhelm Westerlund, Museoviraston Kuvakokoelmat, CC BY
5. A selection of photogravures from the project Beyond Measure by Edward Curtis — McCord Museum
In a Piegan Lodge, 1910, Edward Sherrif Curtis, McCord Museum, No Known Copyright Restrictions
6. Helsinki Pride from the collection of the Finnish Heritage Agency on Europeana
Helsinki Pride 2013, Meliss aHanhirova, Finnish Heritage Agency, CC BY
7. Objects from around the world from the Nationaal Museum van Wereldculturen
A doll in a traditional costume, Nationaal Museum van Wereldculturen. CC BY-SA
8. Sign language alphabets from Wellcome Collection on Europeana
Hands showing the sign language alphabet. Coloured line engraving., Wellcome Collection, CC BY
9. Documents and photos from the Museum of Memory and Human Rights
Group of Relatives of the Disappeared Detainees of Chile, Kena Lorenzini, Museum of Memory and Human Rights, CC BY-SA
10. Photographs of Manchu People from Wellcome Collection on Europeana
Looking at a Peep show in the street, J. Thomson, Wellcome Collection, CC BY
11. Migration and diversity artefacts from Museums Victoria
Postcard — Arrival of SS Jervis Bay at Fremantle, Western Australia, 3 May 1928, Archibald Gordon (Mac) Maclaurin, Museums Victoria, Public Domain
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