Freelance Museum Consultancy

Case Studies

A Pilot Partnership Project between Bruce Castle Museum, Tottenham and Clio’s Company – Living History Theatre

Evaluation of the programme “A Common Treasury?” for secondary school pupils

This interactive programme focused on issues surrounding the end of the English Civil War. Clio’s Company researched, wrote and staged this site specific project. Evaluation was done to improve this type of project in the future. It highlighted the need for purpose designed sessions for secondary school students, who respond well to a different and stimulating environment. It is critical that teachers are supported appropriately so that students are prepared properly before their visit. Follow-up work, which increases the opportunity for discussion of the issues and thus overall learning is desirable.

A copy of the full report is available here

For further information on Bruce Castle Museum please click here.

Evaluation of Potting the Past

An artist in residence programme at the Farnham and Haslemere Educational Museum

This project involved a local potter to work with schools in the museum and in the classroom. The museum session focused on studying the pots in the collections. The children then used their ideas and sketches from the museum to make their own pot, which was later displayed in a temporary exhibition.

A copy of the full report is available here

Represent

An evaluation of a social inclusion project at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

Represent was an extended project to attract young excluded people to museums. Young people were attracted from more deprived areas through local community centres.

The evaluation of REPRESENT was a large project, the results of which are a rather long report available in full on the West Midlands Regional Museums Council website

A copy of the full report is available here

Oswald the Otter Report

An evaluation of a summer trail for families in Surrey

A copy of the full report is available here

Musical Museum Education Report

A report developing a new education strategy for the Musical Museum in Brentford, London. They are developing new plans for their new museum building.

A copy of the full report is available here

Warwick Pack

Examples of activity sheets for an archives pack for the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers Museum in Warwick. This pack is on World War One and is aimed at key stage 3 pupils. Full packs can be bought from the museum itself, Telephone (01296) 491653

A copy of the full report is available here

Victoria and Albert Museum

This is a summary of the report which evaluates the Saturday school programme for young people.

A copy of the key points is available here

Rugby Art Gallery & Museum

Rugby Art Gallery and Museum have recently developed a new education policy (with help from me). Further work is now being done on an evaluation policy.

A copy of the new policy is available here

Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford

This is a summary of an evaluation report of the Heritage Lottery Fund project, “Audiences & Access, Including Everybody”. The evaluation is of the actual running of the project and considers internal aspects rather than the impact on users.

A copy of the key points is available here

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