Audiences, Participation & Engagement, Museum Curation

The co-created museum: art institutions’ search for new roles and relevance

Stella Toonen  When visiting museums as a child I was always fascinated by the exotic stories from far away countries or the extraordinary ideas coming from the creative minds of the featured artists. When I grew up, that fascination transformed into wanting to find out where those stories and ideas came from, and especially who… Continue reading The co-created museum: art institutions’ search for new roles and relevance

Creative Economy & Cultures of Production

Creative emerging economies: Fieldwork in Lagos 

Dr Roberta Comunian and Lauren England In April 2019 we undertook an intensive week of fieldwork in Lagos (Nigeria) as part of an AHRC funded research network “Understanding and Supporting Creative Economies in Africa: Education, Networks And Policy”. ​In line with the Highlight Notice and the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which aims to… Continue reading Creative emerging economies: Fieldwork in Lagos 

Museum Curation

Energy in Store: How can museums encourage more productive relationships with their communities?

Dr Anna Woodham @Aura Films For the last year, I have been part of a project called ‘Energy in Store’ working with the Science Museum Group (SMG) to consider how museums can better meet the needs of diverse audiences. In particular, we have been looking at new ways of working with ‘enthusiast experts’ that could benefit not only the experts themselves but also new generations of researchers, the museum and… Continue reading Energy in Store: How can museums encourage more productive relationships with their communities?