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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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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Learning to involve volunteers

Involving volunteers in the museum’s work benefits visitors, volunteers and the organisation alike.  Our committed volunteers are some of our most effective advocates and help the museum open up the world of design to visitors The museum’s award of HLF funding, and my appointment as Volunteer and Community Development Manager, has given us the impetus to explore new ways of involving […]

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Listening and learning: Audience Consultation

Over the last six months, 119 people have taken part in our wide ranging audience consultation on subjects ranging from exhibitions to websites to learning.   Rhiannon Green and I have been leading on this process, which has already made real changes to the museum – and there is more to come. Current audience research tells […]

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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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