About Open Up 2018-06-04T12:33:22+00:00

About Open Up

Open Up was created by Julie Aldridge, Mel Larsen and Pam Jarvis, to help museums understand why some groups of people are under-represented amongst visitors to museums, especially people from less affluent households, disabled people and people from a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) background.

Open Up began in 2017 at the initiation of the Association of Independent Museums and as a partnership between AIM, Arts Council England, Heritage Lottery Fund, Museums Association, Museums Galleries Scotland, National Museums Northern Ireland and the Welsh Government.