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People Centred and Community Led Interpretation — 19 March 2024

Discover how you and your museum might break free from convention and gain first-hand experience of how to create people centred and community led interpretation. Walk away with practical and actionable next steps that you can take back to your museum. In this era of participation and co-creation, join us to explore how museums are actively working to broaden representation and reimagine how they work with audiences.

The study day will look at projects in progress to gain valuable insights of what to do at the initiation stage, including championing a more inclusive approach within organisations, as well as projects that have opened to see the resonance and impact they have with communities and audiences. Discover how museums have become more skilled in how they work with designers in engaging ways and explore how you get the best out of your interpretation from audience and evaluation. This study day will help you to push the boundaries of your museum experience, becoming more community led, innovative, and emotional. Working in small groups with a welcoming atmosphere, study day participants will benefit from expert guidance and support coupled with hands-on, practical sessions.

This study day will feature Vandana Patel, Senior Audience Lead, London Museum, Andrea Easy, Interpretation Manager and Liz Smith, Director of Learning and Engagement from the National Portrait Gallery and Fiona Romeo formerly from Wellcome Collection and now at Wikimedia Foundation as their Senior Manager, Culture and Heritage. It will be led by Mike Sarna, former Director of Collections and Public Engagement at Royal Museums Greenwich, Head of Interpretation at the Natural History Museum and Director of Collections and Senior Curator at the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago.

How to Create People Centred and Community Led Interpretation
Study Day, 19 March 2024, London

Book tickets: Click ‘Select options’ below to book your place on the study day. Tickets are available on a sliding scale from £177 – £137. Book with colleagues for multiple delegate discounts. Book your ticket online below or email if you prefer to be invoiced.

20% of tickets are available at a reduced rate for museum workers who may often be excluded from training and professional development opportunities, including people of colour, LGBTQ+ and working class members of staff, people with a disability, front of house staff, students, freelancers, those working at small independent museums, and people new to the sector. Reduced rate tickets are £97 – email to check availability and to book a ticket at the reduced rate.

Tickets are non-refundable but may be swapped between colleagues at the same organisation and between different study days (if places are available). If the workshop is postponed due to Covid-19 restrictions your ticket remains valid for the rescheduled date.

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