The Story Museum, Happy From the Beginning, March 2013-present The Story Museum works to celebrate and demonstrate the power of stories to inspire learning, especially for the young. They use storytelling to improve language skills and confidence; since 2005 they have been piloting programmes in schools that reached 10,000 children a year, particularly in disadvantaged […]

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Beaney House of Art and Knowledge, Canterbury, The Paper Apothecary, October 2012-March 2014 The Paper Apothecary (created by with artist performers Animate Arts) placed wellbeing at the centre of Canterbury’s museum and library, the Beaney House of Art and Knowledge. A full-size apothecary built entirely from paper, acted as a catalyst to create ideas for […]

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Lightbox, Waste Not…, 2014-2015 Waste Not… invited local communities to give stories and photographs and objects connected with keeping old things, reuse, repairing/maintenance, new uses and forgotten uses! The project culminated in an exhibition and was supported by a programme of public events and workshops on the theme of recycling and waste. The project aimed […]

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Where’s Reading Heading?, Reading Museums, 2014-15 This project looked at the past, present and future development of Reading. It sought to provoke debate about how Reading will sustain a growing population and build a successful low carbon economy whilst ‘Narrowing the Gaps’ between different sectors in its communities. As an early project update describes, through […]

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Woodhorn Museum, formerly  Woodhorn Colliery Museum, is located in Ashington, Northumberland. Woodhorn Museum is part of Woodhorn Charitable Trust who also manage Berwick-upon-Tweed Record Office, Northumberland Archives, Berwick Museum and Art Gallery, Hexham Old Gaol and Morpeth Chantry Bagpipe Museum.   Woodhorn is also taking part in our 5-Year Study      

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