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 →

Jack The Ripper Museum: The Response

"Jack The Ripper Museum: The Response"

Joe Sullivan is a heritage education professional and has several years’ experience leading Jack the Ripper walking tours. He here follows up his review of the controversial Jack The Ripper museum from September by talking to sector professionals about their personal responses. In August 2015 a museum opened on Cable Street, East London, centered on the killings of Jack The Ripper. Originally planned as  Read more →

University Challenge | Exploring university and museum relationships in the Share Academy project

"University Challenge | Exploring university and museum relationships in the Share Academy project"

UPDATE: Share Academy announce grants to develop museum and academic partnerships.  More here. Teaming up to score shared rewards In the autumn of 2012, Arts Council England funded University College London [UCL], the University of Arts London [UAL], and the London Museums Group [LMG] to investigate how those working in museums and universities could effectively team up in order to  Read more →

The Real Hustle

"The Real Hustle"

‘Getting into the museum sector can be tough, but small museums offer fantastic opportunities for early career professionals’, suggests Dale Copley, Museum Officer at The Fusilier Museum London. ‘LMG gets lots of enquiries from people wanting to know how they can get into the museum sector, and as I’m in the early stages of my career I’ve been asked to  Read more →

Make A Little Go A Long Way

"Make A Little Go A Long Way"

The People’s Record Project – Westminster Westminster City Archives Conservator Georgia Vossou shares her story | how to open up access to collections with a limited budget. I strongly believe that archives play a significant role in local history and for the past seven years I have been the Paper Conservator at Westminster City Archives [see image below] working on  Read more →

Behind the scenes

"Behind the scenes"

Behind closed doors: Mines, Wax and Sir Richard Owen   © Natural History Museum   Rachel Mackay, Front of House Section Manager and LMG Share LondonRepresentative talks about her journey to the Natural History Museum. Looking at my CV, my motivation for working in museums may seem obvious. I studied medieval history at university and I worked weekends in a  Read more →