Supporting a thriving museum sector

Supporting a thriving museum sector

Supporting a thriving museum sector

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Creating inclusive and accessible experiences for people with SEND in South East museums

From 2017-2019 a very special project from South East Museum Development took place: SEND in Museums South East. Samantha Bowen, our Museum Development Officer for Kent/Medway, has worked in museums for over twenty years, and during this time she became a parent to a child with severe physical and learning disabilities. This experience led to […]

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MDNW launch Contemporary Collecting Toolkit

Museum Development North West (MDNW) has published a Contemporary Collecting Toolkit. Collecting contemporary histories to ensure collections are up to date and relevant can be a major task for museums. For some, contemporary collecting is high on the agenda, but for others it’s a new approach and one that may feel overwhelming at first. To […]

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Building New Audiences for Museums with ‘The Late Shift’

The Inspiration Visitor Profiling research for local museums in Northern Ireland in 2016 revealed that representation was lowest in the 18-40 age category, accounting for around only a quarter of all museum visits. People were visiting museums as children, with their family, or when they’re older but there was a lack of engagement from those […]

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