Vice-Chancellor's Diversity Award for Diversifying Participation 2020
MultakaOxford won the Vice-Chancellor's Diversity Award for Diversifying Participation 2020 at the University of Oxford.
Vice-Chancellor Professor Louise Richardson writes:
'The University is deeply committed to promoting equality and diversity in the workplace and to providing a welcoming and inclusive environment for all members of our community ... The awards recognise and celebrate these pioneering initiatives and the people behind them.'
One our our Multaka volunteers shared her experiences: 'When I came to the History of Science Museum I found these objects here from the Islamic world ... I was so happy and I feel so pleased when I show people these are from my country."
Find out more about the Awards.
Collections Trust Award 2019
The MultakaOxford Team won the 2019 Collections Trust Award recognising the often unsung achievements museum collections managers.
Rachel Harrison, Volunteer & Community Engagement Coordinator, writes:
‘Working with the volunteers has transformed our practice. It’s made us reflect on how we can be more inclusive in everything we do.’
The project provides on-the-job training, work experience — and a sense of inclusion and community.
Abdullah AlKhalaf, a Syrian volunteer, told us: ‘Here at the museum, we see we share a human history and culture. We see we are similar. The museum really is a 'multaka' — a meeting point for culture.’
More Awards for MultakaOxford in 2019: