London Transport Museum, The Conversation Hub, Dec 2011-Oct 2012 London Transport Museum (LTM) established a partnership with homeless charity St Mungo’s, in order to bridge the divide between the museum space and vulnerable adults on their doorstep. Through the ‘Conversation Hub’ project London Transport Museum (LTM) worked with Happy Museum to develop  and create ‘The […]

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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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Derby Museums, ‘Re:make the Museum’- 2013- present ‘Re:make the Museum’ at Derby Museums is a ground-breaking approach to developing museums. This project engaged Derby’s communities (including staff, partners and volunteers), in co-designing and ‘fitting-out’ the ground floor of the Silk Mill – a former industrial museum that was mothballed in 2011 as a result of […]

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Bliston Craft Gallery, ‘Craftplay’ 2013-2014 The Craftplay project brought together WAVE and Craftspace who worked together at Bilston Craft Gallery to deliver a programme of creative engagement sessions with early years’ children. The project engaged with children and their carers through working with craft makers to explore creative play and the natural environment – investigating […]

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