Form Follows Festivities

A year in Design Museum Learning As 2013 draws to a close, Designerly Learning recasts that old design (roasted?) chestnut ‘form follows function‘ as …  Form follows Festivities.  First then, a celebration of this year’s achievements in laying the groundwork for learning in 2013 at the new Design Museum, followed by a look ahead to what’s in […]

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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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Learning at the core – the museum’s future?

Envisioning the Design Museum’s future On a crisp autumnal morning, the Design Museum’s Board, Directorate and Heads of Department gathered at the Southbank to explore and develop thinking about the new Design Museum’s future – its core identity and vision.  The day was facilitated by From Now On .  This is a work in progress, […]

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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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