Sensing design

The Design Museum offers tailored touch tours designed for blind and visually impaired visitors.  Tour leader, Andrew Mashigo, talks about the multi-sensory approach of these tours and how appealing to all the senses can bring collections to life. Access The Design Museum’s touch tours are using new ways to bring the museum’s exhibitions to visitors with visually […]

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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, Happiness and Museum Learning

Does design make you happy? This was the question tackled by designers Thomas Thwaites  and J Paul Neeley at our recent free weekend talk ‘Design Happiness’ – part of our adult focused HLF activity. This was the first event I ran at the Design Museum. (Hi – I’m Thalia, the new Public Programme Manager) and it […]

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Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes..

Learning team introducing The New Year at the Design Museum sees the Learning team embracing an intensive, exciting period of change and development as we journey towards the new Design Museum.  We’re delighted to welcome new team members: Thalia Allington-Wood as Learning Manager Public Programmes and Richard Smartt as Digital Learning Manager Design Ventura.  Richard is […]

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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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How do you ‘like’, ‘share’, ‘follow’ design?

Have you come across mention of the Design Museum on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or on a blog or other social media (besides, of course, right now)? The answer is probably yes, but it’s hoped that this would have been more than a fleeting glance. I’m Michael Czerwinski, Learning Manager for Public Programmes. I manage the […]

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