Lifelong learning

Museums, libraries and archives can contribute to every stage of educational development. They support lifelong learning through both formal and informal learning. For the purposes of this website this section looks at their role in informal learning.

MLA North West has helped support the development of innovative work with a number of priority audience groups in order to demonstrate the impact of our sector in this area.

For information on our projects and initiatives related to lifelong learning see the links below:

Skills for Life
Museums, archives and libraries provide many opportunities for skills development.
Young people
Young people have been identified as an under-represented audience for museums, libraries and archives.
Older learners
MLA North West has published an introductory guide for museums working with older people.
Need to Read
The Need to Read project aimed to explore ways in which museums, libraries and archives can help people develop skills for life.
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