Sara Wajid is joint CEO of Birmingham Museums Trust, one of the UK’s largest independent museum trusts.
Previously, she was Head of Engagement for the Museum of London’s new museum capital project and prior to that she was Head of Interpretation at Birmingham Museums Trust on a fifteen month secondment where she produced the ground-breaking experimental exhibition ‘The Past is Now’ offering new perspectives on British Empire.
About her appointment as joint CEO to Birmingham Museums Trust, Sara said “it is a very special honour for me and it’s in part thanks to the experience I gained on the Arts Council ‘Changemakers’ programme at BMT in 2016. That’s what I call effective anti-racist succession planning. Zak [joint CEO] and I were inspired to apply for this role together through our involvement in Museum Detox (an anti-racist museum collective). We hope it could be a useful blueprint for others considering their future in the sector, and that we won’t be in such a small cohort of people of colour leading museums for long.”
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