Kevin, That's only partly true. There is some Renaissance money that is ring-fenced for schools work. However, there is another lot of Renaissance money that can be used to increase access to museums collections in ways that both the hubs and individual museums see fit. This could easily include some adult/community educational work. Part of the reason for this is political. The DfES is overwhelmingly concerned with raising school standards. Adult education, particularly after the debacle of the Individual Learning Accounts scandal, has been put on a back-burner. Adult education now is focussed almost purely on Basic Skills and raising literacy and numeracy levels. Perhaps what archaeologists should be doing is making sure that their voices and ideas are heard at Hub meetings when the second round of Renaissance money is divided up. If ideas can be justified on either heavy community involvement or in raising literacy or numeracy, then so much the better. Colin Hynson Education Officer Norfolk Museums and Archaeology Service http://www.norfolk.gov.uk/tourism/museums/Ed/education.htm -----Original Message----- From: Kevin Flude [mailto:[log in to unmask]] Sent: 09 July 2003 17:03 To: [log in to unmask] Subject: Re: Cash boost for regional musuems will benefit 'kids and communities' It has got 'worse' as I understand it the work of the new museums hubs is now going to be all about delivering targets for education - school education not adult education. very focussed kevin flude ----- Original Message ----- From: "Janet Davis" <[log in to unmask]> To: <[log in to unmask]> Sent: Wednesday, June 25, 2003 6:39 PM Subject: Re: Cash boost for regional musuems will benefit 'kids and communities' > Quite a lot of the money for the first phase of the Regional Museum Hubs has > also been ring-fenced for education/outreach work. I suppose some new and > innovative research might get squeezed in at a cut-price rate under the > guise of education...but the curators I talk to generally seem to have to > focus on the routine, everyday tasks of curators rather than development > work. > Janet Davis --- --- Take the virtual tour of the Old Operating Theatre Museum http://www.thegarret.org.uk/tour.htm Outgoing mail is certified Virus Free. Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com). Version: 6.0.495 / Virus Database: 294 - Release Date: 30/06/2003 The information contained in this email is intended only for the person or organization to which it is addressed. If you have received it by mistake, please disregard and notify the sender immediately. Unauthorized disclosure or use of such information may be a breach of legislation or confidentiality and may be legally privileged. Emails sent from and received by Members and employees of Norfolk County Council may be monitored. Unless this email relates to Norfolk County Council business it will be regarded by the Council as personal and will not be authorized by or sent on behalf of the Council. The sender will have sole responsibility for any legal actions or disputes that may arise.