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Dr Domonique Bouchard

Podcast: How heritage can give communities a new voice

Dr Dominique Bouchard, Head of Learning and Interpretation at English Heritage shares insights from her fifteen years of experience leading public programming and exhibitions, and explores ideas of how museums and heritage can help communities tell their own stories.


Published: 2022 | Resource type: Podcasts

Anna Petrova

Podcast: Young people leading the way in museums

At 22 years old Anna Petrova is making a name for herself as the head of excursions at Odesa Fine Arts Museum, Ukraine. Anna shares her experiences working in ‘the pearl of the pearl’ of Ukraine and her hopes for the future.


Published: 2022 | Resource type: Podcasts

Lizzie Peabody

Podcast: Bringing the Smithsonian to life through storytelling

Lizzie Peabody is the producer and host of the Smithsonian’s flagship podcast Sidedoor. Lizzie talks us through her approach to reaching new audiences wherever they are.  One of a series of podcasts with museum people by For Arts Sake.


Published: 2022 | Resource type: Podcasts

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Marketing your museum to families

This is a straightforward, introductory guide for museum staff on how to promote your museum to families. Developed by Kids in Museums it covers all the basics with plenty of jump offs to further resources to find out more.


Published: 2022 | Resource type: Guide/tools

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How can your museum engage children, young people and families with LGBTQ+ heritage?

This guide by Kids in Museums is designed to support the work of museums to represent and include queer communities and engage children, young people and families with LGBTQ+ heritage.


Published: 2022 | Resource type: Guide/tools

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Podcast: All inclusive – museum diversity and festival planning

Aisling Serrant, Community Engagement Manager at the Museum of London Docklands talks about her creative approach to making the museum a welcoming, inclusive, representative space for all. One of a series of podcasts with museum people by For Arts Sake.


Published: 2021 | Resource type: Podcasts

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Getting to know your audiences with Art Tickets

Merrin Kalinowski, Museum Marketing Relationship Manager at Art Fund explains the benefits of their free ticketing system, Art Tickets. Built by museums, for museums the platform includes functionality for time ticketing, online events, membership and donations.


Published: 2021 | Resource type: Article

Northumberland Museums sharing stories and learning

The digital edition of ‘bait time to celebrate’ in which stories and learning are shared from across the Museums Northumberland bait programme in South East Northumberland.


Published: 2021 | Resource type: Case studies

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Lockdown Learning: what do we take forward, what do we leave behind

How the Creative People and Places Museums Northumberland bait programme sustained creative connections during the 2020/21 lockdowns and the learning they are taking forward post pandemic.


Published: 2021 | Resource type: Case studies

Podcast: LGBTQ+ led museum tours

Dan Vo is the founder of the award-winning LGBTQ+ volunteer-led tours at the V&A. Dan discusses the history of these tours, the tour-guide training, the audiences, and the V&A academy course he currently leads. One of a series of podcasts with museum people by For Arts Sake.


Published: 2021 | Resource type: Podcasts

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Podcast: Social media, TikTok and engaging GenZ

Abby Bird, Audiences and Communications Manager, Black County Living Museum (BCLM) and creator of BCLM’s viral TikTok account talks about social media success, challenges, vision for the future and more. One of a series of podcasts with museum people by For Arts Sake.


Published: 2021 | Resource type: Podcasts

Podcast: Engaging young audiences and working together

Dhikshana Turakhia Pering, Head of Engagement and Skills at Somerset House, Trustee Museums Association, Member of Museum Detox talks about engagement over learning, working together, and juggling family and professional life. One of a series of podcasts with museum people by For Arts Sake.


Published: 2021 | Resource type: Podcasts

Podcast: Hannah Hethmon – podcasting for connection at Smithsonian

Lucy Jamieson, Head of Programme at the AMA talks to Podcast Producer, Hannah Hethmon, Better Lemon Creative Audio about using podcasts to connect with people’s stories. Including advice on planning, key tools and processes. One of a series of AMAculturehive podcasts commissioned for The Learning Lounge, AMA Arts Marketing Festival 2020.


Published: 2021 | Resource type: Podcasts

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

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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