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Working with digitised collections — efficient workflows

In this fourth and final Digital Heritage Lab online workshop on digitising collections, Kevin Gosling from the Collections Trust explores how to create your online content as efficiently as possible, not least so that it can be re-used for other projects in the future. Kevin looks at Spectrum guidance on using collections and thinking about ... Read more


Published: 2021 | Resource type: Webinars and films

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Creating museum exhibitions to provoke meaningful behavioural change

Culture has always played a role in subversion, empowering activism and holding power to account. If museums want to be ‘of’ the communities they exist in, then they of course need to advocate for them. Morris Hargreaves McIntyre have identified six principles for museums to follow if they wish to incite meaningful social action in ... Read more


Published: 2021 | Resource type: Article

Reaching new audiences: British Museum Manga

The British Museum held the largest exhibition of manga ever to take place outside of Japan. They used the exhibition to successfully reach new audiences and to support a perception shift for the museum. Ella Lewis-Collins, Senior Marketing Manager, British Museum and Sylvie Harding, Research Executive, Morris Hargreaves McIntyre take us through what they did.


Published: 2021 | Resource type: Case studies

Working with digitised collections — format options

Just as a physical exhibition might involve many different interpretive techniques, in this Digital Heritage Lab webinar recording, Kevin Gosling from the Collections Trust looks at the many different ways you might present your stories online to help you decide which approaches would be best for your project. He provides ideas on the various formats ... Read more


Published: 2021 | Resource type: Webinars and films

Working with digitised collections — shaping stories

The key to digital storytelling is to forget the word ‘digital’. In this Digital Heritage Lab webinar recording Kevin Gosling from the Collections Trust helps you think about the stories you might tell with your collections, and how to select, test and refine them so they really engage your target audiences. Kevin provides ideas on ... Read more


Published: 2021 | Resource type: Webinars and films

Working with digitised collections — the raw material

Digitised collections have many of the same management issues as physical collections, and need careful planning and rigorous documentation if you want to avoid getting in a muddle and have the information you need to create online content at your fingertips. In this Digital Heritage Lab webinar recording Kevin Gosling from the Collections Trust looks ... Read more


Published: 2021 | Resource type: Webinars and films

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Welcoming families to your venue

Kids in Museums shares their top tips on supporting your staff and volunteers to give a friendly welcome to family visitors.


Published: 2021 | Resource type: Guide/tools

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Playful Museums case study: PK Porthcurno

Kids in Museums supported 11 museums across the UK to trial new play ideas during October half term 2020 as part of their Play in Museums in a Socially Distanced World project with Charlotte Derry and PlayKX. Here Kay Dalton, Engagement Curator, shares how PK Porthcurno encouraged safe play with its family visitors.


Published: 2021 | Resource type: Case studies

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Playful Museums case study: Poole Museum

Kids in Museums supported 11 museums across the UK to trial new play ideas during October half term 2020 as part of their Play in Museums in a Socially Distanced World project with Charlotte Derry and PlayKX. Here the Learning team from Poole Museum share how Poole Museum encouraged safe play with its family visitors.


Published: 2021 | Resource type: Case studies

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Playful Museums case study: Collective, Edinburgh

Kids in Museums supported 11 museums across the UK to trial new play ideas during October half term 2020 as part of their Play in Museums in a Socially Distanced World project with Charlotte Derry and PlayKX. Here Katie Brennan, Producer (Learning), shares how Collective in Edinburgh encouraged safe play with their family visitors.


Published: 2021 | Resource type: Case studies

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Playful Museums case study: National Museum of the Royal Navy

Kids in Museums supported 11 museums across the UK to trial new play ideas during October half term 2020 as part of their Play in Museums in a Socially Distanced World project with Charlotte Derry and PlayKX. Here Elliott Bailey, Public Programming Manager, and Claire Hargreaves, Public Programming Producer, share how the National Museum of ... Read more


Published: 2021 | Resource type: Case studies

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Playful Museums case study: Compton Verney

Kids in Museums supported 11 museums across the UK to trial new play ideas during October half term 2020 as part of their Play in Museums in a Socially Distanced World project with Charlotte Derry and PlayKX. Here Emma Butchart, Learning and Diversity Manager, shares how Compton Verney encouraged safe play with its family visitors.


Published: 2021 | Resource type: Case studies

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Playful Museums case study: Coventry Transport Museum

Kids in Museums supported 11 museums across the UK to trial new play ideas during October half term 2020 as part of their Play in Museums in a Socially Distanced World project with Charlotte Derry and PlayKX. Here Anja Keitel-Campsall, Learning Officer – Families, share how Coventry Transport Museum encouraged safe play with its family ... Read more


Published: 2021 | Resource type: Case studies

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Welcoming families with special educational needs and disabilities

Kids in Museums‘ top tips on how your organisation can become more accessible and welcoming to special needs families, created in partnership with Sam Bowen, Special Needs Mum and Museum Development Officer.


Published: 2021 | Resource type: Guide/tools

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Creating digital content for children and families

Covid-19 has made creating digital content become crucial to reach and engage family audiences. This handy guide by Kids in Museums is packed with advice, tips and links to further resources to plan and create digital content that works for a family audience.


Published: 2021 | Resource type: Guide/tools

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How museums can support young people’s employment and employability skills

Kids in Museums wants to see the museum workforce becoming more diverse by creating routes for young people from all backgrounds to work in museums. This comprehensive guide shows how museums can play a central role in helping them develop transferable skills for employment.


Published: 2021 | Resource type: Guide/tools

6 freestanding displays in orange and green with photographs and text saying Black Lives Matter

How can your museum work alongside children, young people and families to respond to the Black Lives Matter movement?

This resource by Kids in Museums suggests some next steps for working with children, young people and families to address the need for change highlighted by the Black Lives Matter movement. It is not intended to be an exhaustive guide to decolonising your museum or becoming an anti-racist organisation but a helpful starting point for ... Read more


Published: 2021 | Resource type: Guide/tools

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5 things to keep in mind as you reopen your museum

5 great tips that will ease your path to reopening from Cuseum 


Published: 2021 | Resource type: Article

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Reopening museums and attractions

This Playbook by Cuseum is the culmination of hundreds of hours of research, real-world experience, and conversations with museum professionals around the world.


Published: 2021 | Resource type: Guide/tools

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Webinar: Membership predictions, priorities and problem-solving

A webinar by Cuseum as part of their Membership Mondays series. What will membership look like in 2021? From navigating digital priorities, recapturing lapsed members from COVID-19, devoting new resources towards diversity & inclusion, finding an equilibrium between virtual and in-person engagement, to implementing new membership models, membership departments are working hard to create roadmaps ... Read more


Published: 2021 | Resource type: Webinars and films