12 June 2020
Kettle’s Yard is one of the University of Cambridge Museums. Please see our statement below.
Statement from the University of Cambridge Museums, 3 June 2020
We stand in solidarity with Black Lives Matter, with our Black friends, colleagues and visitors. As museums, we haven’t always been there. We should provide respectful spaces for everyone to be heard, share learning, and enjoy.
But our collections were founded on and exist within unequal power structures. Without addressing this, we will continue to entrench that inequality.
As our Vice-Chancellor said yesterday, ‘Enough. This must change and we are committed to being part of that change.’
The staff and trustees of Kettle’s Yard are developing an action plan which we intend to publish here by mid July. This will draw on existing work and plans as well as detailing further actions, to re-articulate our commitment to anti-racism, and to being an institution that actively contributes to meaningful change.
Andrew Nairne, Director