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Grab a taste of some of our Audience Engagement activities that have been happening at our museum over the last quarter (April-June 2013).

For our first event in our Fundraising and Philanthropy series this year we teamed up with a cohort of early-career fundraisers from the Arts Fundraising Fellowship Programme.  With changes to public funding structures and access to funding streams becoming more competitive cultural organisations are finding the need to diversify is more important than ever.

Development Partnerships are formal non-funded relationships between an Oxford ASPIRE Museums and strategically selected partner museums with the purpose of nurturing the partner museum's growth in a specific are of expertise.  Activity takes the form of targeted, time limited pieces of work, designed to address and identified need.

Earlier this month 35 delegates from across the country made their way to the Ashmolean Museum to discuss museum shops.  Topics for the day included knowing and developing your business; top tips for product development; best practice for forward planning; and sharing details of suppliers and which products have worked for individual museums, and which haven’t.

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