The new Design Museum on film

My name is Kirsty Millward, and I am the Collections Officer at the Design Museum. I am responsible for the management and administration of the permanent collections, the new Sackler Library and the Design Museum’s archives. Working as a Collections Officer means no two days at the office are ever the same, which certainly keeps […]

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Design Ventura.. a celebration of young talent.

Design Ventura offers UK secondary schools the opportunity to develop a product from a real design brief, and to work with experts from the design industry and business professionals. The project offers extensive resources for teachers and a CPD programme to support the delivery of the project in schools, as well as a programme of […]

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Surviving – and Thriving

As part of our transition from Shad Thames to our new home in Kensington, the museum has benefited from the support of the Arts Council’s Survive and Thrive programme. With the guidance of Museums Development Officers and sector peers, we have identified working with communities as a key developmental ambition (see Transformers post). To this end, last […]

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Design(ing) Residencies for the Future

If you’re a cultural and creative industries enthusiast, you’ll have noticed the step change in the fields of design and museology.  Both are becoming more human-centred in their approach.  This is interesting when we look at plans for Designers in Residence at the Design Museum. I’m Saskia Coulson, I ran a staff workshop at the […]

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A Designerly Ding Dong Merrily on High

As a busy and richly productive 2014 draws to a close and the festive season fast beckons, designerlylearning celebrates and reflects on a number of key themes within the process of transition and transformation towards the Design Museum in Kensington.  Over the year, we have worked intensively with audiences to shape the learning and visitor offer;  created […]

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Online Design Thinking

The Design Ventura team (a subset of our learning team) have been looking at ways to use technology to increase the reach of the programme. The maturation of online conferencing tools, our new website and the forthcoming move to Design Museum, Kensington make this an interesting time to explore possibilities. Design Ventura Design Ventura is […]

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Form Follows Festivities

A year in Design Museum Learning As 2013 draws to a close, Designerly Learning recasts that old design (roasted?) chestnut ‘form follows function‘ as …  Form follows Festivities.  First then, a celebration of this year’s achievements in laying the groundwork for learning in 2013 at the new Design Museum, followed by a look ahead to what’s in […]

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Accessing the Design Museum

I’m Aimée Taylor and I’m responsible for the Visitor Engagement programme here at the Design Museum, overseeing a program of talks and workshops for a general audience as well as Family programming. This is a new role at the Museum which has the visitor at its heart. Much of the content of the role is […]

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Developing a Youth Programme…

Collaborative approaches with young people and creative professionals. How can museums collaborate with professionals and young people in a creative way? The key ambition for the youth programme is to support young people to engage with the Design Museum, its collection and exhibitions and to explore the relevance of design and its impact on the world […]

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