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Heritage learning

This is our main specialist area.  We take a holistic view of learning and recognise that learning is as much about changes in feelings, skills and attitudes as it is about increased knowledge and understanding – and that the learning that can take place on a heritage site is qualitatively different from what goes on in the classroom.  We work with museums, galleries, historic buildings, archives and collections to ensure that their content achieves learning objectives.  This may result in one or more of the following outcomes:

A learning audit – a detailed analysis of your organisation from a learning perspective and what would be required to develop its potential
A learning policy – we work with you to develop your policy, relating it to learning theories and styles, and to established programmes such as Inspiring Learning for All’, the National Curriculum and Learning Outside the Classroom.
A learning strategy – guiding you on the path to develop the organisation as a centre for learning, typically done as part of an audience development plan or other development project. 

Exemplar contracts

CyMAL: Museums, Libraries and Archives Wales
Lead consultant for a national project (2008-2012) to help museums, libraries and archives across Wales to work with Welsh Baccalaureate students and teachers.
Ulster Hall, Belfast
Learning strategy for this iconic and well-loved concert hall, including audience consultation and research and proposals for service development.
City of Šternberk, Czech Republic
Learning advisors for EU Culture2000City of Time’ exhibition, website and conference linking a new Czech clock museum with partners in Germany and Sweden.holborne

Holburne Museum of Art, Bath
Learning Development Plan within the context of supportfrom the local Council and other local museums.

The National Trust
Development of property self-assessment
learning audits.

Combe Martin Museum
Education, Volunteer, Audience Development and Marketing Plans for major HLF funded relocation for this community museum on the North Devon coast.