Objects of Invention, a learning project at the Museum of the History of Science is one of three projects to be been shortlisted for a national award for their public engagement work in the national Engage Competition run by the National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement (NCCPE).
Cultural Objects Worked in Skeletal Hard Tissues: Two-Day Material Identification Workshop
8-9 April 2014, 9am-5pm, Museum of Natural History & Pitt Rivers Museum
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.
Our evaluation and research programme includes several strands:
Making Museums is a project of the Pitt Rivers Museum and the Oxford University Natural History Museum and was winner of the Clore Learning Prize 2011. It is a partnership project with eleven local schools in Blackbird Leys, Cowley, Littlemore, Rose Hill, Barton, Wood Farm and Headington.
Last month ASPIRE conducted a brief survey on Museum News, how cultural sector colleagues prefer to keep up with what's happening in the sector, and what kinds of news stories are of the greatest interest.
ASPIRE gathered responses from 73 respondents over 3 weeks (23rd May-14th June 2013), targetting cultural sector colleagues through the ASPIRE website, ASPIRE e-Newsletter, and the South East Museum Development newsletter.
What did that say?
This survey is now closed
ASPIRE is keen to know how colleagues working in the museums and cultural sectors keep up to date with what's happening in the field, and what kind of news is most important.
To help us get a picture of this, and how best ASPIRE can inform colleagues in the sector about our work, we're conducting a brief survey.
Take a tour of the fantastic four
The University of Oxford's four Museums have joined forces to create three spectactular late night events as part of the national Museums at Night festival 2013.
Each FREE event on Friday 17th May will offer a late nigh experience showcasing a vast array of objects, animals, nstruments, sounds and specimens from across the globe. Visitors will find that the Museums appear in a different light once seen on a magical late night visit.