Thursday, November 25th, 2010

The New Museum Community

The New Museum Community published by Museumsetc examines in depth how museums globally are succeeding – in many different ways – in reaching and involving social groups traditionally overlooked or excluded from the museum experience. The New Museum Community: Audiences, Challenges, Benefits is an invaluable and inspiring guide for any museum, gallery or cultural organisation – large or small – intent on engaging with the broadest possible audience.

I have written two essays: Planning for Young Children and Families in Museums and Creating Exhibitions With and For Children.

Thursday, May 20th, 2010

Extraordinary Measures, Belsay Hall

Developed concepts and activities for an activity booklet for visitors aged 5-14 to a contemporary art exhibition housed within the English Heritage house and gardens at Belsay Hall.

Monday, December 7th, 2009

Hootah’s Story

Hootah is a character developed for Discover to provide a framework for children visiting Discover. Hootah is a baby space monster whose planet is running out of stories. Hootah has come to Earth to see if he can find stories to take back to his planet. Children are tasked with helping Hootah to make new stories. Hootah’s Story is an introduction to Discover, showing his journey through the exhibits, providing pre-visit orientation and opportunities for follow-up work.

Friday, November 20th, 2009

Blah Blah’s Journey to Rainbow Land

I worked with children and teachers from Greensted Infant’s School and Nursery, as well as artists to create a story which formed the basis for the design of the playground. I edited the story and worked with an illustrator and again with the children to create the images for the storybook. The book was produced and each child in the school was given a copy. There are Big Book versions to be used in the classroom and outside in the playground.

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