Posted on behalf of Francoise McClafferty
Subject: Addressing audience needs on a capital project - 18 May Weston
Park Museum, Sheffield
Dear VSG members,
Please see below details of an event organised by the Capital Projects
Network Group on 'Addressing audience needs on a capital project.'
This event will take place on Friday 18 May at the Weston Park Museum,
If you would like to attend the seminar and would like to book a place,
please contact Helen Thomas either via email at [log in to unmask],
or by phone on 0113 262 4466.
As its not long until this event, there will be a limited number of
places. If you are interest to attend, please get in touch with Helen as
soon as possible.
Capital Projects Network Group
* To discuss ways of identifying the needs of audiences in order
that they can be addressed
* To identify ways of involving audiences in a museum / gallery
* To discuss how an effective dialogue can be established with the
design team in order that audience needs are addressed
* To explore the opportunities and issues that arise with
particular audience groups
10.00am Registration and tea / coffee
10.15am Introductions and purpose
10.20am Speaker 1: An overview of Weston Park Museum project
10.40am Speaker 2: Identifying audiences needs on Weston Park Museum
project through research and consultation
11.00am Speaker 3: Examples of audience involvement in Weston Park
11.20am Questions and discussion, identifying points for follow up in
11.30am Look around Weston Park Museum (optional - museum staff
available to lead tours)
12.30pm Lunch (provided - buffet) and more time to look around
1.30pm Speaker 4: Mechanisms for advocating for and embedding audience
needs on a redisplay / development project
1.50pm Questions and discussion
2.00pm Meeting the needs of audiences - ways and means, opportunities
Small group discussion led by museum staff.
Group 1, schools
Group 2, families
Group 3, adults
Group 4, young people
15.00pm Coffee break
15.15pm Group feedback
15.45pm Final comment and discussion - all
Research & Information Officer
National Museums Liverpool
Tel: 0151 478 4559
Fax: 0151 478 4321
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