Glasgow Museums Learning and Access team work with a range of groups and partnership organisation to deliver special projects and programmes. These broadly tend to have at least one of the following aims:
- To find out more about the needs and interests of our visitors, which in turn can help us shape future services
- To work with community groups and organisations, especially those who do not normally visit our museums
- To reduce barriers to accessing the museum
- To explore new and interesting ways to interpret our collections
Some of our key partnerships in the last two years have included:
- Fair Glasgow - This project is a Heritage Lottery Funded intangible cultural heritage project , which seeks to engage members of the Showpeople community (particularly young people) in the discovery, celebration and dissemination of findings about the impact of Show people and Fairground culture on Glasgow, Scotland and the UK. Find out more
- RSPB at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum - The RSPB provide field teaching programmes, family activities, adult events and community wildlife projects in the museum, outside in Kelvingrove Park and community greenspaces. Find out more here.
- Contact the Elderly – monthly tea parties Since 2006 Glasgow Museums have been hosting monthly tea parties for people in Glasgow over the age of 75. Find out more at their website here.
- Curious Project - find out more about this project at St Mungo Museum here.
- Age Collective - Older people and museums enrich one another. Age Collective is a partnership project between the British Museum, Glasgow Life (Glasgow Museums), Manchester Museum and National Museums Northern Ireland. Find out more at their website here.
Manifesto for Age Friendly Museums
Age Friendly Museums Day is an initiative by the Age Collective. Glasgow Museums is a partner in this group, and was instumental in writing the Manifesto for Age Friendly Museums. You can read this here
- Memory Walls - The Open Museum team and Social Work are working together to create a purpose built wall within a care home populated with museum objects. Find out more at the Age of Creativity website here.
- Evaluating our pre-5 programmes - Evaluating the impact of two of our pre-5 sessions, Wee Wednesdays and Toddler Time, has on participants. Find out more
Go back to the main Learning page here.