Birmingham: its people, its history
Engaging with Communities Seminar
A free one-day seminar at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery on Thursday 13 March, 9.30 am to 4.30 pm, followed by a wine reception.
At this one-day seminar aimed at the museum and heritage sector, we will share our experience of engaging communities in the development of the Birmingham history galleries. Outputs from this ground-breaking community programme are fully integrated into the interpretation of Birmingham’s history from medieval times to the present day.
Chair: Chris Kirby, Head of Collections and Learning at Culture Coventry, and West Midlands Representative for the Museums Association.
The programme will include:
- Key-note address by Dr Viv Golding, Director of Learning and Visitor Studies and Senior Lecturer in Communication and Education, School of Museum Studies, University of Leicester.
- Case studies on specific projects and the evaluation process, delivered by freelance practitioners.
- Panel discussions on the role of advisory groups and on our community collecting programme.
- Free time to explore the community engagement elements in ‘Birmingham: its people, its history’.
The seminar is free – refreshments, a buffet lunch and wine reception are included.
For more information and to book a place please contact Henrietta.firstname.lastname@example.org, 0121 464 1284.