Date(s) - 04/12/2015
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
British Schools Museum
Melissa Hawker: Learning Officer for Western Area (Norfolk Museums Service)
Tabitha Runacres: Learning and Outreach Coordinator (Long Shop Museum, Leiston)
Emily Shepperson: Curatorial Assistant (British Schools Museum)
Making Museum Trails is ideal for anyone involved in creating or using trails at their museum, including front of house staff, those working with learning and events, and the curatorial team.
Led by staff from local authority and medium sized independent museums this training day will explore trails in a range of settings, and share experiences of successes and disappointments.
This training day will explore:
- The role of ‘trails’ within museums
- The underlying learning principles such as learning through discovering
- How to develop relevant and engaging trails
- How to overcome common barriers such as cost and demands on front-of-house staff time
- How to use trails to increase visitor numbers
- How to evaluate trails
There will also be an opportunity to try out example trails and brainstorm your own ideas.
By the end of the course participants will have:
- Considered the learning principles underlying trail activities
- Learnt the key principles for developing relevant and engaging trails
- Explored a range of example trails and formed own opinions
- Developed and discussed ideas for trails at own sites.
If possible please bring examples of existing trails from your museum or site which you are happy to discuss with fellow delegates. Not a problem if you do not have such examples.
Refreshments will be provided, but please bring a packed lunch or make your own arrangements.”
Bookings are closed for this event.