Emma Winch and Alex Brown, from Hackney Museum, give us an insight into the development of their Antiuniversity Now Project, exploring alternative education through new ways of sharing knowledge and collaborative learning. The idea behind the Antiuniversity Now project is simple. We invite people to teach and learn any subject, in any form, anywhere. A small team of four organisers, with a range  Read more →

Hurdles to Participation

"Hurdles to Participation"

In this informative post Sally Whitaker, independent adviser, summarises her Kids in Museums literature review into the hurdles to participation children, families and young people face when visiting museums. This week sees the launch of a literature review I undertook for Kids in Museums exploring what is currently known about the hurdles or barriers to participation by children, families and young people in museums. The review identified  Read more →

Alternative Career Paths into Heritage at Brooklands Museum

"Alternative Career Paths into Heritage at Brooklands Museum"

Joe Sullivan is the Heritage Outreach Officer at the RAF Museum. Here he investigates the myth of the Museum Studies MA, talking to three fellow professionals at Brooklands Museum (seen above competing in Museums Dance-Off) about their alternative routes in the sector. Despite what a Museum Studies lecturer may have you believe, the museum sector has a long history of  Read more →