Pinball Wizard: Games for Learning

London Museums Group event and AGM

The Jewish Museum

Thursday 27 October, 10am – 4pm

Join London Museums Group at The Jewish Museum for an all-day conference on gaming in museums. The day will comprise of talks from a number of game experts from museums and the gaming industry, the London Museums Group AGM and a short, interactive consultation on the London Museum Development programme.  Lunch and tea/coffee will be provided. For bookings, please visit the Eventbrite page.

The main theme of the day will explore how games can be used to enhance visitor experience, and how on a variety of budgets, play can be incorporated into the museum space. LMG will be joined by a number of leading gaming experts, including Ben Templeton from Preloaded who will speak about his design work, alongside Dave Patten from the Science Museum and Sophie Sampson from Matheson Marcault, who will talk through physicality and play in museums, and how games can be used to better engage people in a playful way. Charlotte Derry from The Playful Museum Project will also join us, offering options for games on low budgets, and Jack Ashby from the Grant Museum will offer up insights on how museums can utilise Pokémon GO. The day will be a chance for members to meet a variety of experts in the gaming field, from designers to museums with fresh ideas on games and play in the museum.

Straight after LMG’s AGM in the afternoon, there will also be a short, interactive consultation on the London Museum Development service in the form of a ‘Kahoot’ game. This will be an opportunity to give your feedback on the service that the London Museum Development team provides, in advance of a wider online survey which will run in November. Both the interactive consultation and the online survey are to inform London Museum Development service’s current application to ACE to run the programme again in 2018-22. The November online survey will be circulated only to museum managers in London, but the interactive consultation at this event provides a chance for the wider LMG membership to have its say.

Download the programme here: pinball-wizard-programme

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