A guide to film-making projects

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The UK Medical Collections Group ‘Medicine at the Movies’ project invited adult learners to use medical museums as inspiration to make a series of short films. Learners used the museums’ collections and spaces to develop their own stories about medicine and health. The project demonstrates how museums can be accessible and stimulating learning environments. It […]

Revisiting Collections with young people and community groups

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Collections Trust and The National Youth Agency have co-written these guidance notes, session plans and case studies to support using Revisiting Collections with both young people and wider community groups. This resource offers support for setting up group sessions, stimulating and capturing people’s responses to objects and records, and using direct engagement with collections as the foundation […]

Revisiting Collections - template forms for participants' data

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These sample data collection forms from Collections Trust are intended for use in a Revisiting Collections group session. They offer guidance on informed consent, data protection and on prompting and capturing participants’ responses to objects and records. These template forms and sample questions are for guidance only – you will want to customise them to […]

Co-creating community projects

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This resource supports museums in reaching the Accreditation Standard, 3.1.3: ‘Devise plans to broaden its range of users.’ This introductory guide provides an overview of what co-creation is or could be, drawing on a number of case studies. It provides information on issues that museums might need to consider when exploring the practice of co-creation, […]

Revisiting Museum Collections

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Revisiting Museum Collections, developed in 2006, supports museums and archives to open up their collections for reinterpretation and knowledge capture by community groups and external experts to build and share a new understanding of the multi-layered meaning and significance of objects and records. Revisiting Museum Collections aims to capture and permanently associate this newly acquired […]