Cultural Consulting Network provides professional consultancy services to the heritage and arts sectors. Through challenge and support, we work closely with clients to understand their particular needs so that we can offer intelligent and workable solutions that bring lasting benefits.

Cultural Consulting Network provides professional consultancy services to the heritage and arts sectors. Through challenge and support, we work closely with clients to understand their particular needs so that we can offer intelligent and workable solutions that bring lasting benefits.

New Learning Perspectives

New Learning Perspectives was a 6-month project commissioned by the Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire Museum Development Service as a support for museums in the sub-region. Jocelyn Goddard and Natalie Chambers worked together to help a group of museums to:

  • evaluate the learning opportunities they currently provided
  • develop new ideas for learning resources and programmes
  • reflect on the skills they already had and those needing development
  • build on areas of strength and make plans for development
  • explore areas where they felt less confident
  • share skills and experience with others working in museum learning

The brief was very open and wide-ranging, with 10 museums signed up for a variety of proposed outcomes. These museums ranged from larger institutions with a dedicated learning team, such as Reading Museum and Town Hall, through to smaller volunteer-run organisations such as Maidenhead Heritage Centre.This led to a complex and, in some ways, ambitious piece of time-limited development work. Support was offered on a number of different levels, through one-to-one meetings, workshops and networking sessions. Subjects included planning and strategy development, training and design of learning resources. A toolkit “Learning in Our Museum” was developed in the course of the project for training volunteers in museum learning.

East Sussex Council
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National Lottery Heritage Fund
Eling Tide Mill
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Activity Planning
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Interpretation & Learning
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Business & Project Planning
Rochester Cathedral
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Research & Evaluation
Coombe Mill
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Training & Facilitation