Renaissance North West is committed to spreading the benefits of the Renaissance programme across the region. This workshop is one of a series which examines key issues facing museums.
There is now a powerful mix of ethical, economic, political, and social imperatives which require museums to work more closely with their neighbouring communities. To what extent can and should communities be involved in shaping and delivering the work of museums?
Come to the workshop if you want to:
- Learn how to win trust and create a true collaboration
- Develop models of good practice
- Discuss the ethics of community engagement
Contributors will include:
Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow - For many years Glasgow Museums has pioneered community engagement. The Gallery of Modern Art works with people on issues such as violence against women, sectarianism, asylum seekers and refugees.
National Museums Liverpool - NML is working with communities in Liverpool to develop the International Slavery Museum and the Museum of Liverpool.
Manchester Museum - Manchester Museum’s Dig Manchester programme is developing community excavations in two regeneration areas of Manchester.
Bolton Libraries - Bolton Libraries has used arts-based creative consultation to find out what the local community wants from their library service.
Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston - The Harris’ outreach officer is brokering relationships between the museum’s staff and local communities in Preston.