How do museums build up school confidence in museums as places to visit? How do school offers need to develop to create a good experience, whilst interactives and access to parts of museum sites may be reduced? What can staff and volunteers do to make the difference between a scary visit and a great visit?
South East Museum Development was pleased to offer this web training session in conjunction with GEM to look at school engagement in the post Covid-19 world, to help museums prepare for school interactions and help them get the best out of their engagement methods. GEM – Group for Education in Museums has developed a new online course to support museums in the South East to deliver remote learning.
GEM operates throughout the UK and Europe, supporting emerging to senior professionals involved in delivering learning in museums, heritage and cultural settings.
The course included examples of best practice in engaging schools and other groups including families remotely taking account of up to date guidance regarding delivery of learning programmes in the context of Covid-19. Chaired by GEM Director Rachel Tranter, the course includes case studies from learning practitioners to provide a variety of practical examples and top tips which will guide you and your museum in developing remote learning.
The session was held on Zoom.