A popular museum and art gallery is appealing for people to join a new community board.
Tullie House Community Board has been set up to help shape the future of Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery.
The role of the board will be to listen to, and speak for, the many different parts of the local community, including those who feel underrepresented or marginalised in society.
Tullie House wants its community board to have a wide and diverse representation, from the lifelong Tullie House fan to those who rarely, if ever, visit.
They would like to see people of different ages, backgrounds, experiences, knowledge, skills and interests apply.
Director Andrew Mackay said: “We hope members will bring lots of different voices to the board – we want members who will be happy to engage with issues, start discussions, spark enthusiasm, invite reflection and help guide Tullie House as an inclusive, welcoming space for all.
“We are keen to hear from both users and non-users – it’s just as important to understand how the museum needs to change to make us more relevant for our local community.”
The museum is inviting applications for the Community Board until March 19.
Ben Heslop (shadow Community Board member) says: “It’s been brilliant to be involved right at the inception of the Community Board.
“It is a real privilege to have a role helping shape the future of Tullie for the people of Carlisle. Already we can see so many exciting changes on the horizon.’
The Community Board will represent the voice of local people and have a role in influencing decision making at the Museum. The Board will bring people together to strengthen the role of the museum in the community and discuss key issues for local people
Vega Brennan (Chair of the shadow Community Board) says: “Tullie House is more than a museum and art gallery. It’s a repository of memories and stories, what we’re proud of, how we want to represent ourselves and our dreams and hopes for the future.
“We’re looking for people of different ages, abilities, occupations, backgrounds and viewpoints and experiences. We want diversity in its fullest sense so that Tullie House can be a welcoming space for all. So, if you’re interested in shaping Tullie House’s future, step up and make your voice heard. We look forward to talking with you.’
To register your interest in becoming a Tullie House Community Board Member or to find out more, visit www.tulliehouse.co.uk/community-board