Museum Education Study Tour London 2017

September 11-13 the AEJM will organise a museum education study tour to London, in close collaboration with the education department of the Jewish Museum London. Focusing on accessibility and inclusivity, we plan to visit over the course of 2.5 days a number of renowned national museums as well as smaller local institutions that work with inspiring programmes. Through these visits, we aim at familiarizing our group with the methodology of innovative learning programmes, as well as the with the development process of these projects.

Preliminary Programme

Monday 11 September
11.45 -12.30  Optional tour of the Jewish Museum London from the Learning Team
Official start of the programme:
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch and information introductions at the Jewish Museum London
13:30 – 15:30 Lightning talks from British sector professionals on accessibility and inclusivity in museums, including an introduction by Sharon Heal, Director of the Museums Association
15:30 – 17:30 Case studies from our museums (a call for presentations will be published)
17:30 – 18:30 Reflection & discussion
19:00 – 21:00 Optional dinner in Camden

Tuesday 12 September
10:00 – 12:00 Case Study: Visual Impairments. Visit to the V&A for a talk and tour by Barry Ginley, Disability and Access Officer
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch break
13:00 – 13:30 Travel to next museum
13:30 – 15:00 Case Study: Autism Quiet Mornings at the Natural History Museum
15:00 – 15:30 Travel to next museum
15:30 – 17:30 Case Study: Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Visit to the Science Museum
17:30 – 19:00 Reflection and discussion
19:30 – 21:30 Optional dinner

Wednesday 13 September
10:00 – 12:00  Museum visit with a focus on inclusivity (tba)
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch break
13:00 – 13:00 Travel to next museum
13:30 – 15:30 Case Study: Programmes for those living with dementia. Visit to Shakespeare’s Globe for a talk and tour by Access Manager David Bellwood and Events Manager Rebecca Casey
15:30 – 16:00 Closing session

Participation is free of charge
Please note that participants should cover costs for travels (e.g. accommodation, flights), as well as public transport in London and meals themselves. The AEJM does not have travel grants available for the study tour.

Registration is now closed

NB: there is a limited number of places available for the study tour
The programme is open for staff members of AEJM member institutions that work with museum education.