Equality, inclusion and diversity

Our Commitment

The Shetland Museum and Archives is managed by the Shetland Amenity Trust on behalf of Shetland Islands Council and the Shetland Community.

Statement

The Shetland Amenity Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting all of Shetland’s heritage ensuring it is accessible and enjoyed by all

We commit to pro-actively:

  • support the Shetland heritage sector, acknowledging that our island’s history and heritage is an invaluable tool in fighting discrimination in all its forms;
  • facilitate anti-discrimination debate and discussion in the care of and access to our heritage collection;
  • seek and take care of the needs of an inclusive heritage workforce and audience;
  • continue to develop diverse and representative collections; and,
  • ask questions and challenge practices that support inclusion in all of its forms.

Policy and Action

The Shetland Amenity Trust has policies and action plans in place which are monitored and reviewed regularly to ensure we are proactivley pursing our equality, inclusion and diversity ambtions.

Equality, inclusion and diversity Blog Posts

New poetry book - ‘Love in Human Herts’

‘Love in Human Herts’, a new publication celebrating Vagaland’s finest poetry has been launched today by the Shetland Amenity ...

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Film celebrating the achievements of Johnnie Notions launched by Shetland Museum and Archives

A new film which brings to life the incredible story of 18th century inoculation pioneer and Shetland crofter Johnnie Notions has been ...

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Keep a look out for Skeklers this Halloween

We had a great time at our recent Skeklers Hat workshop with local artist Eve Eunson in preparation for Halloween.

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Pre-school Activity Mornings

Bring your little explorers to the Shetland Museum & Archives for our heritage-filled fun sessions, designed especially for under 5's ...

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National Poetry Day

To celebrate National Poetry Day we asked assistant archivist (and poet) Mark Smith to uncover a hidden gem from the archives. This ...

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October Holiday Workshops

Join us this October Holidays for heritage inspired workshops and some spooky Halloween fun! From witchcraft to skeklers and faas ...

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Treasure Trove Comes to Shetland

Members of the public are invited to come along with their ‘treasures’ and meet experts from Scotland’s Treasure Trove Unit ...

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Bold exhibition featuring photography by legendary Diane Arbus opens at Shetland Museum and Archives

A new display of powerful and iconic photographs by Diane Arbus, one of the most influential photographers of the 20th century, opened ...

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Shetland Museum and Archives Launches New Online Archive Catalogue

A new online Archives catalogue has been launched today (Tuesday 8 August) at the Shetland Museum and Archives.

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CLOSED: Friday 12 noon - Sunday 12 noon

Shetland Museum and Archives will be closed from 12 noon on Friday 21 July until 12 noon on Sunday 23 July, due to a private ...

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A celebration of Shetland’s maritime heritage at the museum

Shetland’s maritime heritage will be at the heart of Shetland Museum and Archives’ summer programme, with a series of themed ...

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Preparing for the herring – photos from the archives

George Gen and Sarah Mackintosh, members of our Visitor Experience team have pulled together a selection of photos from our online ...

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Online Survey: Have your say on our learning and outreach activities

From exhibitions and workshops to family activities and evening talk, we would love to hear your thoughts on our current offering and ...

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FILM: Lighthouse Lives

An lovely evening of films, readings, talks and an interview with retained Lightkeeper Brian Johnson.

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Summer Maritime Programme

Visit the Shetland Museum this summer as we celebrate our maritime heritage with themed exhibitions, activities and tours.

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