Food holds great significance in Jewish culture, it brings together families, friends and strangers to connect and share over a meal. Jewish cuisine offers a link to tradition and Jewish recipes are constantly changing and adapting. Indeed, as the Jewish diaspora has spread throughout the world, the food produced has often reflected the culture it’s… Continue reading Summer Bake Off – Manchester Jewish Museum
Home to nearly ten million people, London is the largest city in the United Kingdom (UK). Not only this but it’s recorded that over 21 million people visited the capital city from overseas in 2019. Getting about a city as populated as this and that spans over 1,572 miles (that’s bigger than New York City… Continue reading Minding the Gap – London Transport Museum
Although many of us end formal education in our late teens or early twenties, it’s safe to say we all continue to learn as we go through our lives. Museums and galleries are some of the best positioned organisations in society to encourage and facilitate this lifelong learning; by utilizing the myriad of objects and… Continue reading History, Health and Happiness – Heritage Doncaster
The transatlantic slave trade was the largest forced displacement of people in history. It’s estimated that around twelve million Africans were kidnapped, chained and shipped across the Atlantic to live out their lives in chattel slavery labouring for the European colonists of the so-called ‘New World’. Of this staggering number, approximately three million enslaved Africans… Continue reading Navigating the Transatlantic Slave Trade – International Slavery Museum
Viewing an historical object in a glass case suspended on a plinth can be a fascinating experience in its own right but for those of us who are not blessed with vivid imaginations, it can sometimes be difficult to visualise how exactly such an object might have been used or employed in its particular time.… Continue reading Bringing History to Life – Royal Armouries Museum
Makaton has become increasingly popular in recent years and many people now associate it with the adventures of Justin and Mr Tumble from the popular CBeebies TV program ‘Something Special’. But what actually is Makaton, how can it benefit museum visitors and learners and how best can it be employed in museum environments? To find… Continue reading Making Makaton – The Great North Museum: Hancock
The Whitworth, located in the tranquil Whitworth Park, is one of Manchester’s most loved modern and contemporary art galleries. Part of the University of Manchester, the gallery is a centre for formal academic research but also prides itself on engaging with and welcoming non-traditional art audiences. This is where the work of the Civic Engagement… Continue reading Understanding Play-based Learning – The Whitworth
If you’re reading this then thanks for stopping by and welcome to the first ever blog post on the Learning in Museums site! What will be on the blog? This post will be the first of many on the topic of museum learning. Informed by conversations with museum professionals, the posts will touch on current… Continue reading Hello and welcome to Learning in Museums!