Weekend Punk: out with a bang

Inaugural director Stephen Bayley described the Design Museum on Shad Thames in its formative days  as the ‘rebellious offspring of the V&A’. The notion of the rebellious museum is an intriguing one in the current moment of political turmoil and in the context of the Museum Association’s focus on the social value of museums. Museums […]

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Shad Thames workshop Programme – The end of a era

Whether it’s a tidy room, a cluttered desk, a crowded coffee shop or your local park on a sunny day, the space in which we work can affect our creativity and productivity. It will come as no surprise that learning spaces can vastly affect the sessions that take place within them. A learner’s focus and […]

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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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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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Audience Day at the Design Museum

Why Audience Day? The Design Museum is moving to a new home. It’s a complicated, multilayered process involving museum staff, designers, architects, consultants, project managers, developers, volunteers and partners. Not to mention several millions of pounds. With an enormous, once-in-a-lifetime project of this scale and complexity, it is perfectly possible to put your head down […]

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Deyan Sudjic on Debunking ‘Good Design’

This week we hear from our director Deyan Sudjic.  As the pace picks up in our journey towards our new incarnation as the new Design Museum in the former Commonwealth Institute, museum staff have started to meet monthly over breakfast to explore different aspects of our activity in this period of rapid and intensive change. Our […]

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Your Studio – the New Further Education Offer

Last week Creative and Cultural Skills (CCSkills) launched ‘Pathways to Design’,  a major report looking at entry routes, skills needs and development opportunities for young people aged 16-25 to work in the design industry. I’m Miriam, Learning Manager for Schools, Colleges and Higher Education at the Design Museum.  Developing provision for young people in further education […]

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Welcome to Designerly Learning

A cheery welcome to Designerly Learning, the Design Museum’s freshly baked learning blog, launching today as part of our Heritage Lottery Fund Activity Programme for Learning and Participation. We are the Design Museum Learning Team and we warmly invite you to join us, and a lively range of thought-provoking contributors, on the professional journey from the museum’s […]

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