‘Learning is a core purpose for museums. They use collections and associated information for exhibitions and learning opportunities. The museum must:
3.3.1 exhibit the collections using a variety of interpretative methods
3.3.2 provide access to the collections and associated information for research purposes and other forms of engagement
3.3.3 provide effective and stimulating learning and discovery experiences focused on the collections.’
(Accreditation standard, October 2011)
This publication describes a research project which explored the ways in which young children experience the space of the museum or gallery and the effect this has on their learning.
This resource provides information on the potential of museums and galleries to enhance the health and wellbeing of patients and staff.
This guide provides tips to offer ways of creating partnerships and developing an offer that meets the needs of secondary schools.
This guidance aims to support museums in understanding when DBS checks are required and how to manage them.
This resource provides guidelines for smaller museums on how to provide quality learning services. They can be used as a reference guide, a planning tool or a checklist.
This website provides links to all Kids in Museums resources including fact sheets and information for Takeover day.
These resources set the context for the strategic development of family learning programmes with museums, libraries, archives and the wider cultural sector.
This publication provides information and support on working with objects. The first section of this book explores the background to working with objects. The second part provides a wide variety of games and ideas for museums to use.
This research report was carried out by Flow Research on behalf of Artswork, the South East Bridge organisation. They aimed to produce a learning resource for wider dissemination to the Cultural, Schools and Digital sectors.
These are resources from the Museum Learning Conference: Creative Approaches to Working With Schools. They include presentations on a range of topics.
This database provides materials from arts organisations, museums and education specialists. They are designed to generate creative new ideas and inspire teachers of subjects at Key Stage 1 – 5 across the national curriculum.
This website contains a range of materials relating to the Building Engagement: Working with Schools seminar. It includes links to a wide range of education and learning resources and examples of good practice.
This paper outlines how digital technology in physical spaces can offer a seamless experience centred firmly on the object. It encourages museums to reveal more of their collections.
This guidance is designed to help organisations think about an application to HLF for a project which seeks to achieve the outcome: ‘heritage will be better interpreted and explained’. The good practice in the guidance is drawn from the experience of HLF-funded projects and many others.
These top tips focus on making the most of a team approach to effective interpretation.
This resource is a slide share presentation for writing effective museum text.
These presentations and papers are from the Association for Heritage Interpretation (AHI) Conference 2011. The theme was adapting and succeeding in challenging financial times.
This information sheet complements the resource ‘Planning for effective museum interpretation – how to write an interpretive plan’, and provides more in-depth guidance on interpretative planning in museums.
Revisiting Museum Collections supports museums and archives to open up their collections for reinterpretation and knowledge capture. This publication takes you through the methodology so that you can apply it within your own organistion.