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Our Museum – Communities at the Core

Originally posted on 6 January 2016 by LMG Blogger #LMGBlogArchive #LMGBlogArchiveProject

An event by London Museums Group and Hackney Museum

Monday 29th February Time – 12.30 – 5pm Venue – Terrace Gallery, Museum of London

This event will explore how processes of organisational change can help museums to embed active community engagement and participatory ways of working into the core of their work, even at challenging times.

Hackney Museum was one of the seven museums and galleries to take part in the Paul Hamlyn Foundation’s Our Museum (2012-2015) national initiative, and we are partnering with them on this event to discuss the experiences and findings of the programme.

The programme grew out of ‘Whose Cake is it Anyway?’, a report by Bernadette Lynch who will join us as a speaker at this event.


12.30 Registration and networking lunch (a free lunch is provided)

1.30 Introduction Judy Willcocks, LMG Chair

1.45 Background to the Our Museum programme and provocations Dr Bernadette Lynch, Researcher, Consultant and Lecturer

2.10 Breakout discussion

2.20 Hackney Museum’s experience of the process and findings Niti Acharya and Emma Winch, Hackney Museum

2.45 Tyne and Wear Museum’s experience of the process and findings Iain Watson, Director of Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums

3.10 Refreshments and discussion

3.30 Resources, outcomes and what’s next and Q&A / Discussion Piotr Bienkowski, Director of the Our Museum Programme

4.15 Panel discussion between all four speakers and the audience

5.00 End

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