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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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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Towards the New Design Museum – the development of learning

“What should the new museum collect? First of all, ideas.”John Cotton Dana   The development of learning for the new Design Museum is an ideas-led process. John Cotton Dana’s wise words about the inception of the Newark Museum in 1909 are as ripe and relevant today as they were a hundred years ago, not least because design […]

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Developing learning and consulting audiences

Our successful bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF)  included support for Learning to develop and expand our work with existing and new audiences at the Design Museum. Our plan for this has been led by consultation with audiences.  I’d like to tell you a bit about how the Learning team has been going about […]

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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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