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2001 August
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  • Workshops for people with learning difficulties
    A key to the success of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's long-running Discoveries programme is that participants' relatives and friends are able to join in the activities with them
    Museum Practice
    August 2001
  • Homing in on Hackney
    David Martin reports on Hackney Building Exploratory (HBE) in north-east London, an innovative educational resource aimed at fostering local people's interest in, and understanding of, the area where they live
    Museum Practice
    August 2001
  • Bus trip to history
    A leaflet produced by Wakefield Museums and Arts that provided passengers with a guide to sites along a well-used bus route and promoted a related exhibition at a local museum. David Martin reports
    Museum Practice
    August 2001
  • High Street Londinium: reconstruction and interpretation at the Museum of London
    A recent exhibition at the Museum of London included a reconstruction of three Roman buildings, based on archaeological evidence from excavations in the City of London. Hedley Swain explains the aims of the approach to interpretation, describes the process of reconstructing the buildings, and summarises some reactions to the exhibition
    Museum Practice
    August 2001
  • Museum management 4: Fundraising
    Michael McGregor outlines the key stages involved in a strategic approach to fundraising for museum projects
    Museum Practice
    August 2001
  • Opening minds to access
    More than one million people in the UK have learning difficulties - also referred to as learning disabilities - but they are significantly under-represented among museum users and in cultural life in general. Sue Picton explains the context and need for improvements to access and - with the help of case study examples - the means of achieving them
    Museum Practice
    August 2001
  • Opening minds to access: projects
    The following case studies and summaries provide information on a selection of projects by museums and galleries in the UK to extend access to people with learning difficulties. They include summaries gathered via appeals on the Group for Education in Museums (GEM) and the Museums and Galleries Disability Association (MAGDA) email discussion lists
    Museum Practice
    August 2001
  • Opening minds to access case study: Tate Britain, London
    Tate Britain has launched resource and information packs to help visitors with learning difficulties
    Museum Practice
    August 2001
  • Opening minds to access case study: The British Museum
    A collaboration between the education department at the British Museum and the City Literary Institute is helping to extend access for adults with learning difficulties
    Museum Practice
    August 2001
  • Opening minds to access case study: Croydon Museum Service
    Croydon Museum Service has produced an access guide to help adults with learning difficulties plan their visits to Croydon Clocktower
    Museum Practice
    August 2001
  • Opening minds to access case study: Norfolk museums
    Norfolk Museums and Archaeology Service has introduced interpreters as part of its aim to extend access to visitors with learning difficulties
    Museum Practice
    August 2001
  • Cultural diversity special: multiculturalism - a challenge to us all
    Museums must broaden their appeal and be more proactive in developing new audiences. Judy Ling Wong advocates an inclusive, multicultural approach to interpretation of cultural heritage that acknowledges and celebrates ethnic diversity but also recognises the contribution of all under-represented and socially excluded groups to contemporary society
    Museum Practice
    August 2001
  • Cultural diversity case study: Gloucester Folk Museum
    A low-cost project with the local African-Caribbean community provided the material for an audiovisual exhibit in Gloucester Folk Museum and formed the basis for a digital archive about the city’s cultural heritage
    Museum Practice
    August 2001
  • Cultural diversity case study: Enfield Borough Council
    A travelling exhibition based on oral histories reflecting Enfield’s multicultural population provided the opportunity to make contact with local people and involve them in the development of a new museum, due to open in 2004
    Museum Practice
    August 2001
  • Cultural diversity case study: Kirklees Cultural Services
    Responding to and representing the cultural diversity of the borough’s population is an established part of Kirklees Community History Service
    Museum Practice
    August 2001
  • Cultural diversity case study: Museum of East Anglian Life
    A project to help improve the representation of Gypsy travellers who have long been part of East Anglian life but who are at risk of social exclusion due to popular misconceptions about their culture and lifestyle
    Museum Practice
    August 2001
  • Cultural diversity case study: Birmingham Museums Service
    Birmingham Museums Service is among the first to establish traineeships combining work experience with museum studies to encourage people from ethnic minorities to take up careers in museums
    Museum Practice
    August 2001
  • Cultural diversity special: projects supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund
    The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) is a major source of grants suppporting heritage projects in the UK. Museums and community groups are recording and celebrating Britain's multicultural history thanks to funding for large and small projects by the Heritage Lottery Fund
    Museum Practice
    August 2001
  • Cultural diversity special: resources
    A selection of sources of information on responding to, and representing, cultural diversity
    Museum Practice
    August 2001
  • Guide to online learning
    Resource has published guidance on its website aimed at helping museums meet a growing demand for effective digital learning resources
    Museum Practice
    August 2001