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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Get into Design: clothing with a difference

Fashion design with a difference was the focus of our latest Get into Design course for young people.  Working alongside designer Bethany Williams of ROOFLESS Clothing ten young Design Museum participants aged 12 -16 were set the challenge to create an outfit inspired by the work of the Vauxhall and Islington food banks. The central […]

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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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Opening up opportunities for young people

The Creative Interpreters Volunteer Programme How can young people get more involved with the Design Museum and develop skills?  I’d like to share the Creative Interpreters Volunteer Programme with you. Every year we offer three young people aged 18-24 the opportunity to work with the Learning Team to support the Young Peoples’ Programme.  From October to March, these volunteers work together […]

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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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Welcoming group bookings – from phone to front door

With the 2013/14 academic year already nearing the end of its fourth week the Learning telephone has been ringing off the hook with group bookings to be scheduled for the forthcoming year. Whilst The Future is Here exhibition is in full swing (with the Digital Making Factory drawing crowds of interested innovators)  the Learning studio […]

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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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