On 2nd October 2013 ASPIRE was asked to deliver a workshop on networking to our HLF trainees. The Oxford University Museums and Botanic Gardens currently host 6 HLF trainees within our education departments. At the end of their 18 months with us, the trainees should have experienced ‘on the job’ work life as an education officer and also have a portfolio which will help them in the next steps of their career.
For the Oxford ASPIRE Museums, our Arts Council grant has enabled us to invest in a new programme of evaluation and research to better understand our audiences, their experiences in our museums, and how we can improve both access and experience to existing and potential visitors.
Developing Research Techniques
The exam board, Pearson Edexcel, recently approached the Oxford University Museums to create a resource that would explore connections between the museums’ collections and their contextual influences. Aimed at Art and Design teachers, the resource will connect museum objects to contemporary art, similar making processes, related forms and other conceptual ideas.