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What is the Future of Museum Learning?

In the summer of 2013 Arts Council England commissioned Sam Cairns to run an enquiry, 'Future of museum learning for children and young people', with the museum sector in England.  The aim of the enquiry was to inform work towards Arts Council's goals and their strategic support for museum learning. 

The enquiry included:

  • a research summary of the museum learning landscape and policy over the last 15 years
  • a roundtable contributed to by colleagues from across the museum sector, including GEM trustees
  • a final Thinkpiece intended to travel further and start new conversations, thinking and action.

The Group for Education in Museums (GEM) was pleased to support the enquiry through its trustees and are keen to continue conversations started in the roundtable with the aim of promoting and safeguarding the quality of museum learning provision.  

If you are interested in hosting a similar roundtable in your institution or region please contact GEM.

Read the Thinkpiece and Summary Research on GEM's website.

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