This page contains resources that look at the language of chattel slavery, empire, and colonialism and how its use in museums and galleries perpetuates structural racism. These resources are starting points for the interrogation of language commonly used within the heritage sector and recognise that language will continue to evolve.
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The Anti-Racist Glossary
This resource from The Anti-Racist Educator contains working definitions of terms used to talk about racism and support your anti-racist work.
Word Choices In Museums And Galleries
Words Matter: An Unfinished Guide To Word Choices In The Cultural Sector composed by the National Museum for World Cultures (Tropenmuseum, Afrikamuseum, Museum Volkenkunde, Wereldmuseum).
This resource considers potentially sensitive words used in the museum sector. It begins with a series of articles examining the context of language used within the sector and it ends with a glossary of sensitive terms and suggestions for alternative words.