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Ipswich Museum - Decolonisation strategy agreed

Ipswich Star, Jason Noble, 22 June 2021

Jason Noble of Ipswich Star informs that the plan to 'decolonise' collections at Ipswich and Colchester museums over the next
six years has been agreed, which museum chiefs say will help address "problematic" displays and encourage greater diversity.

The joint Colchester and Ipswich Museums Service, which runs Colchester Castle, Hollytrees Museum and the National History Museum in Colchester as well as Ipswich Museum, Ipswich Art Gallery and Christchurch Mansion in Suffolk, has published a plan for 2021-27, linked to the Ipswich Museum revamp project.
The document, approved unanimously by the joint museums committee of Ipswich and Colchester borough councils on Tuesday afternoon, said that Ipswich Museum's displays are "problematic, with certain artefacts of questionable provenance".