Museums and archives case studies

Telford Culture Zone: making your own museum (PDF, 5 pages, 130KB)
Find out how a project at the Ironbridge Gorge Museum made children rethink the value of museums.

NW Museums Hub partnership with MEP: report summary (PDF, 4 pages, 182KB)
A summary of how the Magpie programme made a mark on children's education in the northwest.

Cotswold District Council reminiscence project (PDF, 2 pages, 156KB)
Discover how the Cotswold Museums Service has again stimulated the interest of the older people within its community by providing online access to an archive of 300 historical images depicting the village of Blockley.

Sensing Sculpture: Wolverhampton Art Gallery (PDF, 2 pages, 166KB)
Discover how Wolverhampton Art Gallery is broadening its reach to visually-impaired people by making key artistic works available to sensory response.

Creation research project: Wolverhampton Art Gallery (PDF, 2 pages, 166KB)
Read how the West Midlands art gallery has promoted art and ICT skills in four special needs schools, assisting in the formal curriculum but also in the development of pupils with behavioural, learning and physical difficulties.

Under My Skin (Start) case study (PDF, 6 pages, 191KB)
'Under My Skin' is a vocational rehabilitation project that provides those with mental health needs in Manchester with employment training opportunities. Organised by Start, part of the Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust, the scheme grants users the chance to teach textile skills to students with learning disabilities. The scheme has two further key partners, Manchester Art Gallery and Manchester Learning Disability Partnership.

Now Voyager (Start) case study (PDF, 6 pages, 61KB)
Discover how staff from Start in Manchester are benefiting from two courses of art and art appreciation, organised in partnership with the University of Manchester's Whitworth Art Gallery.

Digital Stroud: case study (PDF, 2 pages, 157KB)
Elderly residents in Gloucestershire have been engaged in a digital project to record their experiences of Stroud. Their thoughts and recollections on the town through the ages are preserved in an imaginative and accessible online resource.

Poole Museum Service case study: where are the heroes? (PDF, 2 pages, 100KB)
Poole Museum Service developed a website that presents, first-hand, the experiences of the World War II generation.

Hampshire County Council cultural pathfinder case study (PDF, 3 pages, 91KB).
The Discovery Centre Programme is an ambitious £31 million investment scheme with developments in towns across Hampshire and programmes scheduled to 2014. The pilot project is the £2.5 million Gosport Discovery Centre, which opened on 2 March 2005. Its evaluation will be the focus of the cultural pathfinder and will inform the future development of the Discovery Centre programme in Hampshire.

5 April 2013

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