Creative Conversations

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Presentation to Kingston University students introducing the Creative Conversations project and the participating museums.

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Creative Conversations

  1. 1. Creative Conversations Nick Poole, Collections Trust Chair, Europeana Network These slides online at http://www.slideshare.net/nickpoole
  2. 2. http://exhibitions.europeana.eu/items/show/518
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  5. 5. http://www.europeana1914-1918.eu/en/contributions/3948
  6. 6. http://exhibitions.europeana.eu/items/show/518
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  8. 8. http://www.europeana1914-1918.eu/en/contributions/3948
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  10. 10. Stories are the way we make sense of the things that happen to us Museums exist to tell stories.
  11. 11. The definition of a ‘museum’ is contested & vague...
  12. 12. A museum is a non-profit, permanent institution in the service of society and its development, open to the public, which acquires, conserves, researches, communicates and exhibits the tangible and intangible heritage of humanity and its environment for the purposes of education, study and enjoyment. ICOM Definition, 2007
  13. 13. Museums enable people to explore collections for inspiration, learning and enjoyment. They are institutions that collect, safeguard and make accessible artefacts and specimens, which they hold in trust for society. UK Museums Association Definition, 1998
  14. 14. Museums enable people to explore collections for inspiration, learning and enjoyment. They are institutions that collect, safeguard and make accessible artefacts and specimens, which they hold in for society. trust UK Museums Association Definition, 1998
  15. 15. There are many different types of museum experience...
  16. 16. Some facts about museums in the UK... •There are c. 2,500 museums in the UK •More than 53% of the UK adult population visited a museum in 2012 •Museum budgets from Government have reduced by c. 15% in the past 3 years •Approximately 53,000 people work in UK museums •80% of incoming tourists in 2011 cited the arts & culture as their main reason for visiting – accounting for a tourism spend of £8090bn
  17. 17. Some facts about museums in the UK... •National Museums (state-funded) •Independent Museums •Local Authority Museums •University Museums •Regimental Museums •Company museums & archives
  18. 18. Creative Conversations is about engaging creatively in dialogue with people working in museums
  19. 19. The Horniman Museum, 14.00 today 100 London Rd London SE23 3PQ Contact: Victoria Pinnington, Director of Communications & Fundraising Meet at: Reception desk www.horniman.ac.uk
  20. 20. Islington Museum, 13.30 today 245 St John Street, EC1V 4NB Contact: Cheryl Smith, Curator Meet at: Main entrance
  21. 21. Natural History Museum, 14.00 today Cromwell Road, South Kensington Contact: Tim Ewin, Earth Sciences Department Meet at: Reception Desk, Side Entrance, Exhibition Road
  22. 22. College of Physicians Museum, 14.00 today 11 St Andrews Place, Regents Park, London, NW1 4LE Contact: Beth Wilkey, Assistant Curator Meet at: Reception Desk http://www.rcplondon.ac.uk/museum-and-garden
  23. 23. Tate Britain, 14.00 on Friday Millbank London SW1P 4RG Contact: Sam Jones, Head of Directorate Meet at: Reception Desk http://www.tate.org.uk/visit/tate-britain
  24. 24. Your contact is expecting to meet with you, to talk about the museum and its work. They will set out some specific challenges or issues which the museum is facing, which they would love you to consider and respond to. Once you have had a chance to reflect on these challenges, we would like to invite you to go back to the museum to talk to them about your work and ideas.

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