Working with older audiences

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Præsentation af Laura Philips v. ODM formidlingsmøde 17-03-09

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Working with older audiences

  1. 1. Community Partnerships at The British Museum Working with older adults
  2. 4. Map of London Borough of Camden comparing local areas of deprivation to national averages. Deprivation based upon: Employment, Income, Health and disability, Education, skills and training, Barriers to Housing and Services, Living Environment & Crime. Eight of Camden’s local areas are in the 10% most deprived in England
  3. 5. Discussion points <ul><li>How is outreach initiated? </li></ul><ul><li>How is outreach planned? </li></ul><ul><li>How is outreach financed? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the benefits – why do it? </li></ul><ul><li>How do we evaluate our programmes? </li></ul><ul><li>How do we ensure sustainability? </li></ul><ul><li>What else? </li></ul>
  4. 6. Camden Chinese Community Centre
  5. 7. Discussion and dialogue
  6. 8. Intergenerational work
  7. 10. Ghanaian consultation “ (help) people coming from Ghana to know ourselves” “ this is not information I could get from books”
  8. 11. Over 55s afternoons in the Museum
  9. 12. Space
  10. 13. One word one question what you think it is where you think it is from how might it be used?
  11. 15. Key points <ul><li>Honesty </li></ul><ul><li>Ethics </li></ul><ul><li>Dialogue </li></ul><ul><li>Respect </li></ul><ul><li>Reciprocity </li></ul><ul><li>Expectation management </li></ul><ul><li>Courting and advocacy (inside and out) </li></ul><ul><li>Relationships and partnerships - sustainability </li></ul><ul><li>Tailor your work </li></ul><ul><li>Strategy </li></ul><ul><li>Experiment and pilot </li></ul><ul><li>Support network </li></ul>
  12. 16. Working with over 55s <ul><li>Leave preconceptions aside – not a homogenous group </li></ul><ul><li>Activity </li></ul><ul><li>Plan to have fun – humour is essential </li></ul><ul><li>Imaginations and creativity </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t always focus on the remembered past </li></ul><ul><li>Excite and stimulate </li></ul><ul><li>Challenge </li></ul><ul><li>Ask! </li></ul><ul><li>Allow different levels of engagement </li></ul><ul><li>Access </li></ul><ul><li>Work on and offsite and try to target a mix of easier and harder to reach. </li></ul>

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