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People often suggest to students of history that they should go and work in museums. I don’t know how many of us actually end up taking this to heart, but this summer I had the opportunity to work not just in one Oxford University Museum, but in all of them.
Last year Lucy Shaw, Oxford University Museums Partnership Manager, and Robert Thorpe, then Director of Operations at the Ashmolean Museum (now the Courthauld Institute of Art) wrote an article for Museum ID about the role of adaptive leadership in ensuring the future of the museums sector - Adaptive Leaders
In October the Ashmolean Museum hosted the Big Draw, which included workshops for adults, families and under 5s.
Oxford University Museums and our partners work with community groups within and around Oxford and Oxfordshire to bring the collections held by the museums out to people who might not otherwise not be able to visit the museums and engage with the collections.