For those who haven't been to visit us, the ASPIRE office is located deep in the bowels of the Museum of Natural History, down several corridors into a hidden, new section of the museum which also includes some fancy labs. We can't send our visitors out alone in fear of losing them.
Even here in the more new and remote sections of the museum, where few specimens are kept, there are interesting things to be found, for example, a series of watercolours and sketches by the likes of Ruskin, Philips and Acland for the design of the museum.
Since April 2012 Oxford ASPIRE has worked with Banbury Museum as a Delivery Partner on Extending the Reach, a three year project to expand their existing reminiscence programme across Cherwell District and South Northamptonshire. The project also looks are developing resources to allow local reminiscence groups to become self-sustaining in the future.
Grab a taste of some of our Audience Engagement activities that have been happening at our museum over the last quarter (April-June 2013).
On Friday 12 July, 10 delegates gathered at the Ashmolean Museum to participate in our latest workshop: Communications Strategy for Museums. The workshop was delivered by Carolyne Culver, Head of Strategic Communications at the University of Oxford, on behalf of Oxford ASPIRE.
In late May, the Hanney Brooch and the County Council Museums Team visited a group of ladies from Hinton Waldrist’s Kingsmoor Day Club.