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Reaching the unreachable? Working with hard to reach audiences

Date: 22 November 2007
Location: Ashton Town Hall, Ashton-under-Lyne
Duration: 10.00 - 16.00
Cost: £20 Federation members, £30 non members

Provided by the North West Federation of Museums and Galleries this event is open to all heritage and museum staff, especially those involved in audience development.

The day provides an opportunity for participants to explore how museums can work with and develop audiences within hard to reach communities.

Speakers will share good practice on working in partnership with organisations such as Sure Start and the youth service and how to build sustainable relationships with hard to reach groups based on continued engagement and evaluation.


  • Ellen Fenton, Norton Priory Museum and Gardens
  • Sheni Ravji-Smith, Greater Manchester Music Action Zone
  • Leanne Freeley & Marie Knudsen, Tameside Museum Service
  • Cheryl Macgowan, Harris Museum
  • Sue Latimer, Kelgrove Art Gallery and Museum
  • Charlotte Smith, Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester

By the end of the session, participants will:

  • have a greater understanding of how to build sustainable relationships with the community
  • have gained ideas and experience through the sharing of best practice in community engagement
  • have gathered top tips and learning points from the difficult experiences shared by the speakers

To book a place please contact Emma Varnam, Membership Secretary, North West Fed, c/o Tameside Museum Service, Portland Basin Museum, Portland Place, Ashton-under-Lyne
T: 0161 275 7453

Or, you can download a booking form from the North West Federation of Museums and Galleries website at:

Stockton Heath Library Stockton Heath Library
St George's Hall, Liverpool

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