Can the cultural sector rise above government agenda: cultural policy, influence and autonomy

"Can the cultural sector rise above government agenda: cultural policy, influence and autonomy"

                In the second of our Editor’s blogs, Carrie Svinning discusses her thoughts on government cultural policy, decision-making and autonomy. It has been an intense period of politics lately with Brexit, our new appointed Prime Minister Theresa May, and a notable set of cabinet changes. We as the cultural sector sit at the  Read more →

Interview with Miriam Craik-Horan

"Interview with Miriam Craik-Horan"

Miriam Craik-Horan (left of the photo), Producer of Further and Higher Education Programmes at the Design Museum, gives us insight into her career and her connection to the museum sector. Describe your career path I have worked in the cultural sector for about 6-7 years, coordinating a national portfolio of learning programmes at the Crafts Council before I took up my post  Read more →

Design Thinking: Mindsets, toolsets and skillsets for the future

"Design Thinking: Mindsets, toolsets and skillsets for the future"

In this post by Bridget McKenzie from Flow Associates, Bridget investigates what skills will be needed in the museums and heritage sector of the near future through the exploration of design thinking. My reflections draw on my work as director of Flow Associates helping arts, museums and heritage organisations to engage with learning audiences, to develop staff skills and build  Read more →