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The Politics of Participation in Museums

The Politics of Participation in Museums

National Conference:   Held on Wednesday 12 November 2014 in Brighton

Brighton Museum & Art Gallery and sam-culture hosted a one-day conference €“ The Politics of Participation in Museums.

A conference report is currently in preparation.  

The conference featured David Anderson, Piotr Bienkowski, Helen Graham and Bernadette Lynch.  Discussions centred around current best practice as museums and galleries develop participatory practice, €˜co-production€™, €˜co-curation'.   This conference looked at the challenges of this way of working and questioned its viability in the context of ever-shrinking funding for cultural institutions.  

 
Brighton Festival 2014

Brighton Festival 2014

Developing new audiences

sam-culture developed targeted marketing campaigns to  support audience development for specific events at Brighton Festival 2014, including Northern Stage€™s Catch 22;  Philharmonic Orchestra: Wim Vanderkeybus€™ Talk to the Demon;  Feria Musica€™sSinue and The Tempest in Musick by New London Consort

 
Hatchlands Park:  Fullers Farm

Hatchlands Park: Fullers Farm

National Trust, Hatchlands Park have commissioned  a feasibility study on the viability of creating a new family attraction. 

Pam Jarvis, sam-culture and Mel Larsen will assess options,  research visitor needs and expectations and review best practice in  leading attractions nationally to define the  opportunities for the National Trust.

 
Family Arts Campaign

Family Arts Campaign

A consortium of the largest and most influential arts membership organisations has received a grant of £1.1 million from ACE to run a large scale national collaborative programme led by the visual and performing arts sectors to increase levels of arts engagement by families and young people.

sam-culture in association with Catherine Rose Organisation and Catherine Sutton are commissioned to produce the evaluation. 

Read the interim Executive Summary: 

http://www.familyarts.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/FAC-Interim-Evaluation-Executive-Summary.pdf  

We have also been commissioned by UK Theatre Family Arts Campaign to produce an online evaluation toolkit.

Family Matters, a one-day conference at The Albany, Deptford was held 11 March 2014

 
National Maritime Museum

National Maritime Museum

Audience Development Plan for Informal Learning:    This plan, now nearing completion, was commissioned to unify a range of departmental targets and approaches into a cohesive, directional and effective strategy. 

National Maritime Museum in Greenwich wanted an improved return on Investment re: ticket sales and to develop specific audiences such as families and young people and attract a new varied demographic through enhanced sophistication of audience segmentation and targeting.      The plan is being produced by Mel Larsen and Pam Jarvis

 
From Downs To Sea at Brighton Museum 5 April - 15 June

From Downs To Sea at Brighton Museum 5 April - 15 June

Seascapes by L S Lowry and Jeffrey Camp; rural scenes by Peter Doig and Edward Burra and urban images by Carel Weight and David Redfern feature in this new free exhibition, co-curated by residents from Portslade and West Hove.

sam-culture is involved with audience development for Brighton Museum