Opening The Doors
The Museums Association undertook action research with museums to help them work with 14-25 year olds outside of formal education. We commissioned Artswork to produce the Young People and Museums report which led to some pilot projects and the launch of Opening the Doors.
The Museums Association in partnership with Artswork, a youth arts development agency, was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Lloyds TSB Foundation for England and Wales to work with six museums and galleries over three years on a range of projects which explored how young people:
Opening the Doors worked with:
Leicester City Museums Service
Bury Art Gallery and Museum
Kilmartin House Trust, Argyll
Orleans House Gallery, London
Forge Mill Needle Museum, Redditch
Kettle's Yard, Cambridge
Alongside the project work, we produced regular reports, and ran seminars and training workshops.